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24 Hour Hotline 1-800-863-9909
Spruce Run volunteers are a very important part of our program – we couldn’t do all we do without you! If you’re willing to give us your time and talents, we need you! Check out the volunteer opportunities and then gives us a call and let us know you’re interested.
Volunteer and become a Spruce Run…
As a hotline worker, you’ll provide our core service – answering calls that come in to our 24-hour crisis hotline. No matter when someone calls, a hotline worker is there, ready to listen and to offer support and information about domestic abuse, safety planning, and our other services.
Although it’s not easy, answering the hotline is one of the most rewarding jobs at Spruce Run. You are often the first contact someone affected by abuse has with our organization – and often the first voice someone hears as he or she reaches out for help.
To provide hotline workers with the support, information, and practice they need, we require new workers to complete a mandatory training – about 40 hours over six weeks. Staff provide assistance when you feel you need help, and we hold periodic volunteer gatherings. We hope you’ll consider becoming a hotline worker – and a safe voice for someone in need.
Kid workers provide supportive, age-appropriate activities for children whose mothers use our services. During the week, we run various kids’ groups – a homework support group and a pre-school group for children in our transitional housing program as well as a children’s group that meets while moms attend their own weekly support group. Kid workers supervise and play with the children, but that’s not all. They also mentor kids who are going through a hard time and who need positive role models. We encourage men and women to become kid workers. Training is held on an as-needed basis – and we hope you’ll think about volunteering!
Steering Committee Member
We are always looking for people to serve on our Steering Committee. This committee acts as our organizational board, making decisions – in conjunction with the staff – about things that have agency-wide impact, such as our annual budget, changes to personnel policies, and the distribution of work among staff positions.
At various times throughout the year, we need people willing to help with special events or projects, like organizing donations, cleaning the Resource Center, distributing event posters, or moving donations. We also need volunteers willing to attend vigils and other public events to show support for the domestic abuse cause.
If you’re interested in being a Spruce Run volunteer, please call us at 207.945.5102 for more information.