Volunteer

Women’s Shelter Program Volunteer Opportunities

You can make a difference in someone’s life.

The Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County (WSP) would not be able to carry out its mission without the assistance of our many dedicated and generous volunteers! Our program is made possible by over 51% volunteer support.

Volunteer opportunities involving client contact require a 40-hour, state-mandated training. This in-depth training covers the dynamics of intimate partner violence, teaches crisis counseling skills, and introduces the new volunteer to the Women’s Shelter Program. Upon completion of the training, you receive certification as a Domestic Violence Peer Counselor. A strong desire to help victims of intimate partner violence and their children is the primary trait needed to become a volunteer with the WSP.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Domestic Violence Counselor– Volunteer Domestic Violence Counselors work hands on with the victims of intimate partner violence and their children. Duties of this position include: carrying a cell phone to respond to incoming crisis calls after normal business hours or on weekends and holidays, actively listening to women and men in crisis, answering questions regarding Women’s Shelter Program services and transporting victims to the shelter when required. A valid driver’s license and current car insurance are required to participate in this volunteer program. For more details about this volunteer position and information on how apply, please call our Outreach and Volunteer Department at (805) 781-6401 x 225 or email kgibbs@wspslo.org.

Childcare– We have various childcare needs throughout the year depending on which therapy groups we offer. For information about upcoming childcare positions, please call our Outreach and Volunteer Department at (805) 781-6401 x 225 or email kgibbs@wspslo.org.

Our talented volunteers are an essential and very valued part of the Women’s Shelter Program. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, download the document below titled ‘Volunteer Application’ and email it to kgibbs@wspslo.org. For questions or more information, call our Outreach and Volunteer Department at (805) 781-6401 x 225.

Volunteer Application 2017