We are thrilled that you are considering joining our dynamic, compassionate and committed network of volunteers, who help make New Hope’s work possible! Every day, New Hope relies heavily upon the generosity of members of our community.
Below are some of the ways you can get involved:
New Hope provides trained advocates to every survivor of sexual assault at Morton Hospital in Taunton and Sturdy Hospital in Attleboro. Survivors receive accompaniment, support, and referrals to heal in the aftermath of sexual violence. SANE advocates volunteer for on-call, overnight shifts.
To be considered, you must be 18 years or older, local to the area, have reliable transportation, available for some weekend and holiday coverage, and able to commit to training. This 40 hour training serves as a comprehensive overview of sexual and domestic/intimate partner violence and abuse, understanding trauma, survivor-centered advocacy, and working with folks who have been affected by these types of violence.
You can find out more about our trainings here.
Event Volunteers are needed throughout the year to assist with the planning and running of our several yearly fundraising and awareness events. Information about our next scheduled event can be found here.
We also rely on volunteers to help us promote different fundraising and awareness campaigns throughout the year.
Host a Donation Drive
We are always in need of new items to help our clients reclaim their independence as they begin their new lives. Representatives from New Hope are available to come accept donations from drives on behalf of New Hope, as well as present to your group and answer any questions your group may have about the work we do.
The types of donations we are currently in need of can be found here. We can also be reached by phone at 508-226-4015, to discuss current donation needs.
We are also thrilled to receive donations from individuals and families. Donations can be brought to our Attleboro office during business hours.
Volunteer Your Expertise
We are always looking for talented folks with specialized skills to support our work and facilities. Painters, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, etc., who would like to donate time to help repair or maintain our facilities as needed.
We are also looking for lawyers specializing in family law, divorce, and custody issues, who are interested in providing our clients with free legal representation.
Development and Marketing Volunteers are needed to assist with computer-based research and data-entry, as well as assist with the running of our social media platforms and analytics. Volunteers interested in assisting our Development and Marketing Department should have a background or strong interest in digital marketing and social media.
Occasionally, longer term Development and Marketing Internships are available. If interested, please email email@example.com.
Any volunteer who will be directly interacting with clients must go through a screening interview/application, CORI/reference check and must attend our Domestic and Sexual Violence Pre-Service Training.
Volunteers must be 18+ years of age and have own transportation.
Some additional training may be required, depending upon the specific duties of the position.
If you are interested in a Volunteer Opportunity or Internship, or have any questions, please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support. We look forward to working with you soon!
“Volunteers are seldom paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless!”