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Volunteering may be among the hardest work you’ll ever do. But few other forms of volunteering will give you as much satisfaction.

Volunteering at the Haven takes many shapes, but every job makes a critical contribution to our mission of creating homes safe from abuse, and building a world without violence. We help people in need to heal and re-grow; is there a more important calling?

If you are interested in volunteering at Tri-Valley Haven please fill out the VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM below or contact our, Volunteer Coordinator, Shadab, at (925) 449-5845, ext. 2711, or via email at
Advocacy Positions
Advocacy Positions The three advocacy positions at the Haven — crisis line volunteers, rape crisis advocates, and legal clinic volunteers — are those that involve working directly with the very people we help. Each position requires that the applicant be at least 18 years old and undergo a rigorous, 70-hour training course. Additionally, applicants should be good listeners, empathetic, and able to commit to volunteering over the course of at least one year.

Crisis Line
Our Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Counselors staff the Haven's 24-hour Crisis Line. Both day and night shifts are available. Volunteers usually take one or two shifts a month.

Rape Crisis Advocates
Tri-Valley Haven Rape Crisis Center Advocates respond to sexual assault crisis line calls, as well as to domestic violence calls. They also provide in-person emotional support for victims by accompanying clients to the hospital, police department, court, and other appointments as necessary. Volunteers usually take one or two shifts a month.

Legal Clinic Volunteers
Legal Clinic volunteers assist clients with various paperwork requirements associated with the Haven’s free Temporary Restraining Order service. Volunteers need to be computer literate, and usually work at one or two clinics a month.
Childcare Volunteers
Childcare Volunteers Childcare volunteers interact with the children at our shelters while their mothers are in group meetings. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old, be dedicated and responsible, complete a condensed, 2-1/2 hour training course, be fingerprinted, and be willing to sign up for at least one shift per month.

Thrift Store Volunteers
Thrift Store Volunteers Thrift Store Volunteers receive, sort, and stock donated merchandise. Volunteers may also launder and/or mend donated merchandise as needed. Other responsibilities could include customer service and cashier work. Volunteers need to be 16 years or older, friendly, and with good attention to detail.

Food Pantry Volunteers
Food Pantry Volunteers Volunteers at our food pantry help make and distribute food bags, stock shelves, and rotate food, as well as do filing and data entry. Individuals attend a two- to four-hour training session.

Special Events Volunteers
Special Events Volunteers At various times throughout the year, the Haven sponsors or participates in special community events such as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Pace for Peace and Family Fair, Thanksgiving Basket Distribution, Holiday Warehouse Project, and others. We always need and welcome helping hands at these functions.
Group Volunteers
Group Volunteers There are always jobs around the Community Building or at other locations that can benefit from the broad shoulders and great spirit of dedicated volunteers, and The Haven gratefully welcomes organizations that plan special days for doing charitable work. Jobs include painting, renovation, yardwork and maintenance, and help at special events, such as food distribution at the holidays.
Opportunities for Teens
Opportunities for Teens Teenagers 16 and older are welcomed with open arms at the Haven. Even though they don't work directly with our clients, there are many opportunities for them to contribute, from helping in the office, or at the food pantry, or by volunteering for special events, such as fundraisers, car washes, and supply drives. Some jobs, such as helping with childcare, require the supervision of an adult.