Volunteer Opportunities

We currently have limited volunteer opportunities and are not accepting any new volunteers for our direct service opportunities at this time. We suggest checking out United Way of the Columbia-Willamette and Clackamas County Volunteer Connection for other local opportunities.

We sincerely appreciate your interest in wanting to volunteer for CWS and encourage you to sign up for our volunteer listserv to be notified about our future volunteer opportunities. If you would like to be on the listserv, please email Josie Greer at josieg@cwsor.org.


Crisis Line & Emergency Shelter Volunteer: Our Shelter staff is helped tremendously by volunteers in their efforts to maintain a safe and supportive shelter program environment. Volunteers provide Crisis Line coverage, respond to program participants’ needs, and perform essential administrative tasks that support everyone at shelter.

Childcare Volunteer: Creative volunteers help Children’s Program staff by providing safe and fun activities for children in shelter. Volunteers can also give primary caregivers a much needed break by offering them childcare and parenting support.

Prevention Educator: Adults and youth throughout the community benefit from the prevention education our volunteer educators share through presentations, tabling at resource fairs, and distribution of CWS materials.

Court Advocate: Navigating the court system can be an overwhelming process for survivors who are applying for protective orders. The support of a volunteer advocate who can provide information and referrals where needed, can make all the difference.

Receptionist: By compassionately greeting callers and directing them to CWS staff, our volunteer receptionists play an important role in connecting survivors and the community with our agency. Other administrative tasks such as filing, entering data and assisting with projects help keep our administrative office organized and on track.

Development Volunteer: Fundraising and community partnership events are vital fuel that helps support CWS and raise awareness about domestic and sexual violence. Volunteers have the opportunity to use their creativity and collaborative skills to support staff in bringing people together and fostering community support. Some these positions are committee based and others are occasional and one time events.

Support Group Facilitator/Co-Facilitator /Relief Facilitator: Survivors benefit from having the opportunity to share with peers who can offer empathy, encouragement, and knowledge within the safety and structure of a support group. As a facilitator you get to work with a co-facilitator to provide topics that are relevant to the group and also reflect your interests and skills.