Everyone knows at least four women. But what everyone might not know is that at least one of those four women has likely been the victim of domestic violence.

We have many volunteer opportunities for you to contribute time, talent, and resources. Through our programs and events, individuals can make a difference in the lives of women and children escaping abuse and working towards starting their new lives of freedom. We encourage high school and college students to get involved as well based on their individual focuses, strengths and experiences.

Volunteer With Us

If you would like to volunteer for the Little Black Dress Society please visit our Volunteer Member page.

Necessary Qualifications for All Volunteers

Commitment to:

  • Making a difference in stopping the cycle of abuse
  • Learning the signs of abuse and how to help a friend
  • Being sensitive to issues of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Treating all survivors with respect and dignity
  • Upholding the right of every survivor to self determination
  • Being courteous to all survivors, residences, volunteers and colleagues
  • Practicing non-discrimination
  • Constructive handling of any conflicts that may arise
  • Self respect and the respect of others
  • Supporting and following The Little Black Dress Society’s philosophy and goals
  • Following The Little Black Dress Society’s policy and procedures
  • Attending all volunteer trainings and meetings

Important characteristics:

  • Reliability and punctuality
  • Energy, motivation, and focus
  • Compassion, a caring and positive attitude
  • Ability to work as a team member

Roles of All Volunteers:

  • Become an ally of all survivors of domestic violence and their children
  • Become an advocate for community efforts to stop abuse
  • Be an ambassador for The Little Black Dress Society in the community through:
  • Teaching community members how to refer a survivor to The Little Black Dress Society

– Explaining The Little Black Dress Society’s services and programs
– Recruiting other volunteers for The Little Black Dress Society
– Being able to explain how to make a financial or in-kind donation to The Little Black Dress Society
– Referring community members to staff for further information

Benefits to All Volunteers

  • Opportunity to become part of an organization that really makes a difference in people’s lives and the community
  • Opportunity to meet others who share your commitment to helping others
  • Learning about domestic violence and community resource

If you would like to volunteer for the Little Black Dress Society please visit our Volunteer Member page.