General Information

  • Volunteer Opportunities / Responsibilities: INDIVIDUAL OPPORTUNITIES

    Shelter Volunteer
    Provide direct service to shelter clients. Answer Hotline, provide support to individuals/families in crisis, provide information and assist staff in the day to day operations of the shelter.

    Children’s Volunteer
    Assist with day time or evening child care during special events such as weekly support groups, weekly parenting classes or monthly dinner programs.

    Administrative Support Volunteer
    Assist with special projects, answering phones, mailings and meeting preparation, trainings, and other administrative tasks as needed.

    Grocery Shopper
    Support Doorways’ families by assisting with weekly grocery shopping for the Family Home and Safehouse.

    Storage Volunteer
    Our storage room serves on average 75 individuals on a daily basis and needs to be clean, organized, and running efficiently!

    Looking to use your language talents? Many of Doorways clients’ primary language is not English!

    Court Advocate Volunteer
    Weekday volunteer position to support and accompany domestic violence clients to court and legal appointments. Roster is currently full!

    Sexual Assault Response Advocate
    Provide crisis intervention, advocacy, referrals and support to a survivor of sexual violence before and after a SANE exam at a local hospital.

    Special Events Committee and Volunteer
    Assist with the planning of our events and provide support on the day of events.


    Doorways offers a wide range of opportunities for your group to get involved! Call (703) 504-9284 or send an email to to start volunteering!
  • Types of Volunteers Needed: individual/adult; adult groups of less than 5
  • Hours Needed: business hours during the week; evenings during the week; daytime on the weekend