Volunteers are needed all year long-helping with events, administrative work, assisting at the Emergency Shelter, picking up the Hotline phone, and much more.


Our 3-tiered volunteer program allows you to volunteer for Steps to End Domestic Violence in various capacities with different levels of training.

TIER 1 | TIER 2 | TIER 3

At Steps to End Domestic Violence we believe strongly in self-care and the healing process. For Direct Service volunteers, we recommend that those who have experienced domestic violence have 1 to 2 years since active abuse to ensure their emotional readiness. For those who have recently experienced abuse, we appreciate your experience as a Special Events or General Volunteer.

We recommend that anyone considering a Steps to End Domestic Violence volunteer position attend our 20-hour New Volunteer, Intern, and Staff Training in January, May, or September, which includes comprehensive workshops facilitated by our staff and community partners.

If you have time and energy to give and want to get involved in social change, download our volunteer application packet. Bilingual individuals, people with disabilities, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and survivors of domestic violence are especially encouraged to volunteer. If you have particular skills that you think would benefit Steps to End Domestic Violence, please contact us!

Thank you for joining our mission to end domestic violence!

Please contact Bessie McManus, Hotline and Volunteer Manager, with any questions. 


We offer academic internships in many of our programs. In order to receive academic credit, all internships must be approved by the student’s academic advisor and fulfill their school’s specific internship requirements. Please download our internship application packet for more information


We are looking for a few talented and conscientious volunteers to join our Board of Directors.

Following the policy governance model, our board members dedicate their time, professional experience, leadership skills, and personal resources to guide the agency. We are especially looking for folks who have a passion for our mission of ending domestic violence and addressing the needs of those affected by domestic violence in Chittenden County, Vermont, have familiarity with non-profits, and enjoy fundraising.   

If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, email steps@stepsVT.org with a resume or CV and statement of interest. People of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, and those who have experienced domestic violence are encouraged to apply.