Volunteer support is crucial in enabling us to achieve our mission of providing services and support to those in our community who are impacted by intimate partner violence, teen dating violence, and human trafficking. Given the work that we do and the need to protect the confidentiality of the individuals and families that we serve, the process for volunteering at Fearless! may look different from that of other non-profit agencies.
All volunteers and interns are required to complete a 30-hour training and orientation prior to working any volunteer hours with our program. We typically offer this training three times during the year: in January, June, and September. When held in person, the five days of training are typically spread out over a three week period and are held Monday-Friday during normal business hours (9 am-5 pm). TRAINING UPDATE: for the health and safety of our staff, interns, and volunteers, until further notice our Training & Orientation will be held virtually via Zoom (eight to ten classes, 3-4 hours each class). Our next training will take place in June 2021.
Volunteer Information Session
To begin the process, please attend a Volunteer Information Session, usually held within 5 weeks prior to the start of the next training and orientation. All volunteers are required to attend an information session prior to enrollment in the full 5-day training. Volunteers and Interns must also complete a Volunteer/Intern Application (see the link to download below). Once the application is returned, Internship applicants will be contacted for a formal interview prior to the start of the 5-day training session.
Volunteer hours are available in Newburgh at our Family Justice Center and Administrative Office, Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Volunteer hours are sometimes available evenings and weekends at our residential program but may require additional training. Hotline Web Chat support volunteer hours are available remotely evenings, overnights, weekends, and holidays, and require additional training.
We are currently accepting Undergraduate internship applications for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021.
Masters-level internships require a 12-month commitment of at least 3 days per week, and very limited spots are available. We will begin reviewing applications for the 2021-2022 academic year starting June 1st.
Have questions? We are happy to answer them. Please email us.
Download the application:
Examples of Volunteer Opportunities
Hotline Web Chat Support
Sorting and Organizing Donations
Upkeep of Food/Supplies Pantry
Interpreter / Translation Assistance
Direct Servicessuch as accompaniment to court, appointments, etc. Requires additional intensive training.
Assist with child careon-site at our offices, such as during support groups or appointments with our advocates.
Fundraising / Community Outreach