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Volunteer & Intern Opportunities


About our Volunteer Program

Gateway relies on volunteers to help run all of its programs. In 2016, 128 volunteers donated 4,399 hours of their time to the agency. These are some examples of Gateway’s volunteer assignments:

  • Help facilitators with children’s support groups (Monday or Thursday evenings).
  • Assist in the front office with phones and clerical tasks (needed daily).
  • Grocery shopping (flexible times).
  • Facility maintenance (flexible times).

Training will be provided, and background checks are required for most assignments.

Unfortunately, we are not able to accept volunteers who are under 18 or those completing court-ordered community service.

Meet some of our volunteers.


Special Volunteer Needs

1. We need a group or individual to provide dinners for support group participants about six times per year (once every other month) on Thursday evenings. Each meal is prepared for about 50 women and children. Past volunteers have found it to be helpful to work with a group of friends, book club or Sunday school class. 

2. We need volunteers to work a 2-4 hour shift answering crisis calls. Various daytime shifts are available, and on the job training will be provided.

3. Assistance for children’s support groups are needed. Volunteers generally commit to work one evening per week. 

Contact us for more information about how to get involved. Thank you!


Internships

Interns seeking academic credit are encouraged to apply for an internship at Gateway. Gateway is able to work with students in undergraduate and some graduate degree programs. We frequently host students who are working toward degrees in psychology, social work, pre-OT, criminal justice, human services and other related fields. For more information, contact us