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: November 2022

Volunteer Start Date: June 2022

Time Served: 111 Hours

Madisen is a recent college graduate. She studied psychology and was encouraged by her academic advisor to join the Catalyst program. As a volunteer, Madisen spends the majority of her time at HAVEN supporting callers on the hotline. She also interacts with shelter participants and enjoys getting to know the families receiving services. Madisen has tabled for several outreach events and has helped educate the community about Catalyst services. Madisen plans on attending graduate school to earn her master’s degree in counseling. She hopes to apply her learning experience at Catalyst to her future career and educational journey.

Fun Facts: Madisen has been to over 20 concerts. She is a huge Dolly Parton fan and even has a miniature shrine dedicated to her favorite musician. Music is Madisen’s passion and she is willing to travel for a great performance!

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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 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 343-7798 or email her at michelle@catalystdvservices.org.

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