Volunteering & Internships

Volunteers play a critical role in allowing our agency to provide high quality, effective, and 24 hour services to survivors and those supporting survivors in our community. We appreciate your interest in joining us in that work and invite you to look further at the different opportunities we currently have available. This page is updated periodically so please check back or email info@actompkins.org if you have a specific skill you are looking to share with the agency.

Ways To Volunteer:

Take Back the Night 

Visit our Take Back the Night page more information about this year’s Take Back Night on Friday April 26, 2024.

If you are interested in volunteering for TBTN, please email tbtn@actompkins.org

Take Back the Night is an international awareness event held annually in Tompkins County in April during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Members of the Tompkins County community, including Cornell , TC3, Ithaca College and local high school students, join together to experience a powerful evening of music, spoken word, speakers and reflection focused on ending domestic and sexual violence.

24 Hour Hotline Volunteer

Thank you for your interest! We offer our hotline volunteer training class once a year. Applications received now will be considered for our January 2025 Training.

Hotline Volunteers help staff our 24-Hour Hotline and provide crisis counseling, advocacy, support, and referrals to adult and youth victims of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse. Volunteers are required to make a minimum one-year (two semester) commitment that includes four hotline shifts per month. Comprehensive training is provided. 40 hour training commitment includes evenings and weekends. Hotline volunteers do not work in a call center. Shifts are done remotely. 

To apply click here: Hotline Volunteer Application

If you have any questions please email us at info@actompkins.org.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors and Committees are made up of volunteers who review programs, establish policies, organize fundraising and ensure fiscal stability. If you would like more information on becoming a member of our Board of Directors or Committees, contact us at info@actompkins.org.

Community Outreach

Would you like to help represent our agency at community events? Community Outreach Volunteers will learn about our agency and assist with event coordination, fundraising, outreach and other tasks. If you are interested in participating, please fill out our Volunteer Interest Form. We are currently looking for volunteers with the following skills: Photography, Editing (audio/video), Blogging, Fundraising, Graphic Design.

Teen Volunteer Opportunities 

Teens volunteer with us through both short term projects and events (including Take Back the Night, awareness month events, donation drives and fundraisers).

Please note, our teen intern and volunteer projects, and our student activism group, ACTion (Advocacy Center Teens), are currently paused until Winter 2025.