We all have a role to play in creating communities free from domestic and sexual violence. You can be part of the solution. The work of the Advocacy Center would not be possible without the time and commitment of people like you. Due to COVID-19, our staff is in the process of updating the way we match volunteers like you, with opportunities and needs throughout the community, and we thank you for your patience. For more agency updates and resources, please visit our COVID-19 Agency Update page.
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. Individuals of all gender identities are accepted. ***We are no longer accepting Hotline Volunteer application for our 2021 training. Our 2022 application will be posted Fall of 2021.
Our 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 our Community Engagement Specialist.
Enough Abuse Tompkins Trainer
*Due to Covid-10 we are not currently accepting Enough Abuse applications. The Enough Abuse Campaign is a grassroots community mobilization child sexual abuse prevention program that relies on the efforts of community volunteer trainers. Enough Abuse Campaign volunteer trainers will receive 2 full days of training to prepare them for their important role in educating adults on child sexual abuse and their role in prevention. Trainings are done in pairs. The commitment is 2 trainings per calendar year. If you would like more information about being an Enough Abuse Tompkins Trainer, please fill out our Enough Abuse Application Form and email it to our Community Engagement Specialist.
Take Back the Night Collective
Take Back the Night is an international awareness event held annual in Tompkins County in April during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Members of the Tompkins County community, 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. The event is organized and coordinated by a community collective that meets regularly throughout the spring. Fore more information on Take Back the Night and the Collective visit here.
Teen Volunteer Opportunities Interest Form:
Teens volunteer with us through both short term projects and events (including Take Back the Night, awareness month events, donation drives and fundraisers) and on an on-going basis as part of our student activism group, ACTion (Advocacy Center Teens). To learn more about these opportunities, please fill out our Teen Volunteer Interest Form and our Youth Educator will follow up with you.
For all other inquiries, contact our Community Engagement Specialist.