Tier 3: General Volunteers

Tier 3 Volunteers require only on-site or program-specific training as needed.

Groups: We encourage businesses, organizations, community members, and teams to volunteer with special projects or through the United Way Days of Caring. Projects may include setting up a play structure, hosting an awareness event or fundraiser, or adopting a room in our shelter. We always accept Weeknight Meal donations for our emergency shelter residents too!

Teens: Statistics show that one out of every three teens experiences dating violence. Teens are also more likely to hear and heed messages from peers they respect. Looking to build awareness at your school? Host a performance, food drive, or fundraiser! Help us collect old cell phones!

Special Events: Get involved in any or all of the exciting events Steps to End Domestic Violence puts on throughout the year! Duties may include set up, tabling events, registration, Board and Staff support, clean up, etc. Below is a list of annual events put on by our organization and possible volunteer opportunities for each:

  • School Supply Drive: Distribute donations to our Children and Youth Program to families in need. (July/August)

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM): Assist with numerous events during this month-long nationwide and community effort. (October)

  • Holiday Program: Sponsor a child by fulfilling their wish list. We will provide you with the age and gender of the child and the option to buy up to four gifts, not to exceed $100. If you represent a business or organization, please consider sponsoring a whole family. Volunteers can also help with organizing gifts donated by community partners. (December)

  • Phone-a-thon: Volunteers call past sponsors to solicit monetary donations or assist with follow up correspondence with potential donors. Not much of a talker? Help out the administrative volunteers behind-the-scenes. (March)

  • Take Steps In Their Shoes: Community members will slip on or tie up purple shoes and walk in unity for approximately 2 miles around the popular Pine Street corridor in the South End of Burlington. The walk will culminate in a powerful storytelling event at ArtsRiot. (October)