Group Volunteer Opportunities

Before applying for a group volunteer opportunity please review our volunteer eligibility requirements. Note: All volunteers on-site must be at least 18 years of age.

Deep Clean Crew

Help with detailed cleaning projects in the common areas, bathrooms, and administrative areas of Women’s Advocates shelter. Daily cleaning takes place, but every once in a while we need to move furniture around, clean underneath things, dust way up high, and wash windows. If your group likes to roll your sleeves up to make a difference, then this is the perfect job for you!

Group size:
4-8 people

Can bend, stand, lift 25 pounds, reach for things.

2 hour project, 8-3 M-F

Landscaping & Yard Work

Help make our yard look inviting, clean, and ready for the next season! Our front yards (of three houses) and back yard (of one house) have some established landscaping that needs seasonal attention from volunteers. If your group has an eye for landscaping and likes to break a sweat for a good cause, then this is the project for you!

Group size:
5-10 people

Can lift 20 pounds, bend, shovel, rake, and be active for 2 hours.

Items required:
Landscaping tools (rakes, shovels, lawn bags, gloves, etc).

2 hour project, 8-3 M-F, seasonal.

Safety Resource Crew

Help us engage the community in preventing domestic violence by delivering safety resources to local businesses and community spaces. While we offer many services for women and children in crisis, our information is not always readily available. But, when we put our resources in the hands of the community, we enable women to access resources that will help them towards safety. Groups will print, assemble, and deliver packets of safety resources or sponsor and pick up printed materials from Women’s Advocates.

Group size:
Any size group, off-site

Group leader must schedule one 15 minute prep phone call with our team to prep, group must organize their off-site assembly space, and plan their group delivery schedule and transportation

Any time; can be done off-site

Care Packs / Personal Items Packs Creators

Most families arrive at the shelter without their belongings – our team make every effort to provide personal needs and comfort items to families, but community support makes a world of difference. Groups like yours can collect items and assemble care packs or personal packs of items (baby wipes, detergent, fabric sheets, hygiene products, etc) to help our team fulfill the needs of every resident!

Group size:
Any size group off site.

Work with WA staff to decide on items in advance, efficient and organized.

Anytime, can be done off-site.

Preferred if group can provide materials to go in the care packs, otherwise must pick up from our shelter and return after the project is complete.

Our team would be pleased to provide a Women’s Advocates or a Domestic Violence 101 presentation to your group to kick off your volunteer project, if possible.


For the volunteer opportunities above, please email

Donation Drive

Collect donations for Women’s Advocates! Throughout the year certain types of donated items are needed to help women and children on their journey towards safety. Collecting items or cash donations for Women’s Advocates can be a great way to get involved with the community and make a difference in someone’s life.
Typical donation drives are for diapers, target gift cards (which are used to take families shopping for children’s holiday gifts, personal undergarments, or other specified needs), financial donations for our programs, hygiene items, or new children’s winter wear. Depending on the interests of your group and the needs of Women’s Advocates, we decide together on what the best items to collect are. Folks have a blast doing these collections, and a delivery to the shelter results in a lot of appreciation, a few hugs from happy staff members, and a great memory to share with your group!

Please contact us at 651-726-5212 or or see our In-Kind Donation Wishlist if you need some ideas!

Our team would be pleased to provide a Women’s Advocates or a Domestic Violence 101 presentation to your group to kick off your donation drive/event, if possible.