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.

In order to volunteer with House of Ruth, all volunteers and interns must attend our 40-Hour Domestic Violence Advocate training. The Fall 2022 Training will begin on Friday, September 9th and will take place over 3 weeks on Fridays from 3 PM – 7PM and Saturdays from 8:00 AM – 12:30PM. This is a virtual training on Zoom.

For more information and the application, please contact Ashley Spencer, Volunteer Manager 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.