Volunteering at HAVEN

Apply to volunteer at HAVEN

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Download the Volunteer Application as a Word document and email or mail it back to us.

Download the Volunteer Application as a PDF and mail it back to us.

Volunteer Roles

There are many different ways to donate your time to HAVEN with varying levels of commitment. Choose the option that best fits your schedule!

Survivor Advocate

Being a volunteer survivor advocate includes many of the most essential direct service duties including:

  • Providing crisis intervention, emotional support and information and referrals on our 24-hour crisis line
  • Working 1-on-1 with shelter participants by giving referrals, safety planning, and being a safe person to talk to on a consistent basis
  • Occasionally opening and closing shelter
  • Running household errands (buying toilet paper, detergent, kitchen supplies, etc)
  • Helping distribute donations to participants


  • Complete 3 days of training plus shadow shifts
  • Complete a background check
  • A minimum of one, two-hour shift per month

Kids Group Facilitator

Kids group facilitators provide supervision for our participants children while they attend one of our various support groups. Duties include:

  • Creating a safe environment for children ages infant to teen
  • Providing fun and structured recreation opportunities
  • Setting up and cleaning up
  • Enforcing healthy boundaries and behaviors


  • Complete 1 day of training
  • Complete a background check

Legal Advocate

Volunteer legal advocates help support our legal advocacy office at the Law and Justice Center by:

  • Assisting participants file for Orders of Protection
  • Accompanying participants to court for moral support
  • Educating participants on courtroom etiquette and hearing expectation management
  • Doing administrative work in the legal advocacy office


  • Complete 1 day of volunteer training
  • Complete additional legal advocacy training
  • Complete a background check

Administrative Help

Having volunteers help with clerical work at the office frees up time for our staff members to focus on participants.  Administrative help includes:

  • Data entry
  • Filing
  • Answering phones
  • Getting the mail


  • Complete a background check
  • Training on how to complete the above tasks

Professional Skills

If you have skills or services that you think may be of use to HAVEN, please call. We are always looking for:

  • Carpentry
  • Painting
  • Appliance repair
  • Computer help and repair
  • Electrical work
  • Snow removal
  • Roofing
  • Plumbing
  • General shelter maintenance and upkeep

If you would like to volunteer your services, or be “on call” for the shelter please let us know!

Special Projects

We would love to have you volunteer your special talents and skills on an ongoing basis to provide our participants with healthy, enriching opportunities and to help improve their quality of life.

  • Cooking meals
  • Teaching a health or fitness class (yoga, zumba, aerobics, nutrition class, etc)
  • Leading a craft (painting, sewing, pottery, DIY, etc.)
  • Teaching a journaling and/or meditation class
  • Cleaning and organizing inside the shelter
  • Organizing donations
  • We are open to any unique talent that is a fit for our participants!


  • Depending on the project you may need to complete 1 day of training
  • Complete a background check

Community Education Team

HAVEN believes strongly in the power of prevention. Spreading the word about the prevalence of domestic violence in Gallatin County and HAVEN services is helps break down the stigma of domestic violence and mobilizing the community to support survivors. As a member of the CET you will be educated by a HAVEN staff member on how to give presentations about domestic violence and then present on HAVEN’s behalf to various community groups. You will be presenting to:

  • Businesses
  • Churches
  • Other nonprofits
  • Social groups
  • Teens
  • Clubs
  • Tabling events
  • Social service agencies
  • And more!


Internships are available in a variety of areas, including marketing, advocacy, nonprofit management and grant writing. HAVEN is happy to work with interns’ schools to help them receive credit, but all internships are unpaid. Minimum internship length is one semester (3 months). If you are interested in learning more, contact Emily Kempe at outreachcoordinator@havenmt.org.


HAVEN has two annual fundraising events, the Mother’s Day 5K and Taste of HAVEN. The Mother’s Day 5K is our newest event, a 5k run held on (you guessed it!) Mother’s Day of each year. The committee helps secure race prizes, manage volunteers and works to market the event throughout the community. Taste of HAVEN is a wine tasting event with appetizers provided by some of the valleys best caterers. Committee members will help with obtaining silent auction items, entertainment, and planning logistics. To join a planning committee, please call Erica at HAVEN (406) 586-7689 or email her at erica@havenmt.org.

Board Member

HAVEN’s Board of Directors is currently full. Please check back for open positions in the future.  The Board of Directors meets once a month and oversees the organization’s operations, budget and human resources. Board members are required to be on the planning committee of one of our two annual fundraising events.