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 2023

Volunteer Start Date: September 2022

Time Served: 296 Hours

Angela is a Chico State public health intern. She joined Catalyst excited to start a new learning experience. As an intern, Angela provides support and advocacy to people in her community. She helps callers on the hotline, makes referrals for counseling and restraining orders, and performs housing assessments. At the emergency shelter, Angela conducts safety checks, organizes donations, and runs a weekly baking group. She also provides support at the Chico Business Office, where she answers the phone line and assists with walk-ins. Angela’s favorite part is tabling at community events. She loves any opportunity to engage with the public. It is rewarding for her when survivors recognize Catalyst and share their own stories and experiences. She enjoys the work and make a difference in the lives of others.

Fun Facts: In her free time, Angela likes to watch movies, read, and when the weather is nice, go on walks. She also loves spending time with her niece, who is always full of energy and makes her day!

Next Training Opportunity: August 2023

We love our volunteers!

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 Volunteer 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 (530) 895-0942 or email her at michelle@catalystdvservices.org.
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