Volunteers can assist with community outreach and direct service or response programs. Volunteers are supervised by the Volunteer Coordinator and by program staff.
You can volunteer in many ways, helping with agency fundraisers or donation drive, serving as a Board Member, helping with the Crisis Line, or painting the walls at one of our offices. In some capacities, volunteers will go through a more deliberate and thorough training to give them the ability to directly serve survivors or to handle crisis situations dealing with sexual assault and domestic violence.
Each volunteer helps make BrightHouse a place of safety and warmth for victims of sexual and domestic abuse. We encourage questions, suggestions, and open exchange between staff and volunteers.
We are excited that you are interested in knowing more about volunteer opportunities. We hope you will consider what role you can play in supporting survivors in our community. Click here to print out full application and return to the BrightHouse Hutchinson office or come into the Hutchinson office to receive an application.
REQUIREMENTS TO VOLUNTEER
Any person at least 18 years of age is eligible to apply to volunteer. No prior training related to sexual assault or domestic violence is necessary to become a volunteer, although survivors are asked to wait at least one year before volunteering. Volunteers must be able to pass a background check and do a fingerprint screening.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
BrightHouse is dedicated to preparing volunteers with the knowledge to become an integral part of the solution to end violence. Our hope is that volunteers benefit as much from their experience as staff benefit from their service to their community. Our mission is to provide non-judgmental support to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, their families and friends.