Volunteer Opportunities

Harbor House Volunteer Program
Do you have a passion to give back and make a positive lasting impact on the lives of others?  Are you thinking about volunteering but you are unsure if you have enough time?  Would you like to volunteer as a family?  Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs offers a variety of volunteer opportunities flexible enough for even the busiest individuals and families. 

Please take some time to fill out the volunteer application located on our website and it will be submitted directly to the Volunteer Coordinator who will then contact you to set-up an interview.  New volunteers will participate in training where they are given the information and tools necessary to become a successful team member of  Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs.  Finally, together, we will find the best fit for you and your family.

In 2014, 1375 volunteers donated 20,084 hours of service to Harbor House.  We are excited and humbled that you have chosen to donate your time and talent to Harbor House and we look forward to you joining our team!  Listed below are some of the ways you can become involved.  If you have volunteer ideas not listed below, let’s chat!



Board of Directors Member: Serve as a member of the governing body of volunteers that works in collaboration with Harbor House staff to ensure the overall success of the organization.  Board Members volunteer approximately 10 hours per month.  For additional information please contact Executive Director, Beth Schnorr at beths@harborhousedap.org

Committee Member: Serve as a member of one of several committees that assist in the decision-making process in the following focus areas: Finance, Long-Range Planning, Human Resources, Public Relations, Development or Fundraising. Meetings are 1.5 hours per month.  Committee Members typically volunteer 5 hours per month.  For additional information please contact Executive Director, Beth Schnorr at beths@harborhousedap.org

**Front Desk/Crisis Lines: Answer phones, greet visitors and assist residents; flexible hours.  Due to the additional training, this volunteer position is a 1-year commitment.  This volunteer shift is a 3-4 hour shift one day a week.

**St. Joe’s Pantry Shopper: Assist with shelter grocery shopping every Tuesday morning.

**Court Watcher: Attend domestic violence court cases and report on the outcome.  This opportunity is available Monday-Friday and requires excellent writing skills and an eye for detail.

Shelter Runner: Fill resident requests; help with faxing, stocking/organizing, laundry, and assisting staff when needed.  This is a scheduled volunteer opportunity for Monday-Friday 10a.m.-12 noon and 2-4p.m.

Child Care Provider:  Play time and/or structured activity with young children while their mom attends support group.  Children are ages newborn on up.  This is a scheduled volunteer opportunity (additional days/times can be arranged)

Child Care Supervisor:  Same requirements as child care provider.  Plus check-in children (child nametags, Moms name) and commit to one day/shift a week.

**Donation Assistant: Organize and stock main donation, clothes, and supply rooms.  This is a flexible volunteer opportunity.

Tutor:Help children in shelter with homework and/or read to children.  This is a scheduled volunteer opportunity for Monday through Thursday between the hours of 4 to 7:30 p.m.

Employment Specialist: (this position is currently filled) Assist residents in researching job opportunities, preparing resumes and cover letters, and coaching for interviews.

Office Assistant/Computer Helper: (this position is currently filled) Type labels, file, shred, stuff envelopes, etc.

**Maintenance/General Laborer: Assist with yard work, painting, handyman projects, etc.

**Transportation/Safe Shuttle: Drive residents to area appointments. This position requires a valid Wisconsin driver’s license and a good driving record.
(** Additional training is required for this volunteer position)

Zero Tolerance Drama Troupe: This is a creative way for teens to educate their peers on domestic violence, bullying, and healthy relationships through the use of dramatic arts. This opportunity is open to all teens and includes writing, acting, singing, and working behind the scenes. This is a perfect opportunity to volunteer with friends! Please contact Laurie Fannin at 920-832-1667 or lfannin@harborhousedap.org