I want to donate my time to help people in my community affected by domestic violence.

Volunteer of the Month


Featured Volunteer of the Month: May 2021

Volunteer Start Date: January 2021

Time Served: 80 Hours

Allie is passionate about language and teaches literacy classes in the community. She commonly shares information about community resources with her students, including services from Catalyst. In January of this year, Allie joined the agency as a way to support victims and survivors impacted by the shelter in place order. As a volunteer, Allie works hard to create a safe environment for families welcomed into shelter. She also helps organize donations and restock the hygiene closet, but her favorite part of volunteering is interacting with participants.

Fun Facts: Allie is passionate about thrifting. Most of her furniture and clothing are purchased second-hand. She loves discovering hidden gems in unlikely places and finds thrifting infinitely rewarding! When she is not shopping, she spends lots of time misting her houseplants and tending her beautiful outdoor garden.

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Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Crisis intervention on the 24-hour hotline
  • Direct support to participants in our housing programs and drop-in offices (Chico and Oroville)
  • Assistance in the Children’s Program
  • Legal advocacy and court accompaniment
  • Educational groups for HAVEN residents
  • Providing information at community events
  • Administrative assistance

Volunteer Responsibilities:

  • Minimum commitment of 6 months and approximately 4 hours per week
  • Completion of 40-hour domestic violence crisis intervention counselor training (CA Evidence Code 1037.1)
  • Completion of screening and background check
  • Participation in continuing education

If you are interested in volunteering with Catalyst, please review the Volunteer Job Description and the Summer 2021 Training Schedule. Then complete the online application by clicking the link below. Please note that during the application process, you will be prompted to agree to the responsibilities listed in the job description and to the training dates listed in the schedule.

Training is required for all new volunteers, interns, and staff. Class space is limited to 20 total participants. Apply as soon as possible. Interview is required.

If you have further questions, please contact Michelle, our Volunteer Program Coordinator at 343-7798 or email her at michelle@catalystdvservices.org.

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