Become a Volunteer


Become a Volunteer for House of Ruth!

Dedicated volunteers provide meaningful work to our agency in support of our all of our clients, and we invite you to make a difference by donating your time and talent. Opportunities include: covering our 24-hour hotline, assisting with our Children’s Program, assisting clients with Temporary Restraining Orders, occasional court accompaniment, working in the Shelter Advocate’s office, sorting donations, providing transportation for clients, facilitating community education and prevention presentations, and advocating for domestic violence victims within the greater community at public events.

To volunteer for House of Ruth in any of the positions described above, you must first complete a 44-hour training that is offered twice per year at our administrative offices. The summer 2019 training will be held in August. The 4-hour introduction session will be a half day in the morning on Friday August 2nd; followed by 5 consecutive business days, Monday August 5th through Friday August 9th from 8:30PM-5:30PM. For an application or any questions related to volunteering, please contact Ashley Spencer at

Not sure you have the time to volunteer? Are you part of a youth group or looking for a community service project idea? There are many other ways to help House of Ruth that do not require volunteer training and we welcome your enthusiasm to help us! Here are a few ideas:

  • Sponsor a fundraising drive to collect items from our wish list below.
  • Hold a bake sale, garage sale or movie night at your home, place of worship, or community center to raise funds for victims of domestic violence;
  • Volunteer your professional or design skills on one of our board committees or in the office.