Volunteering at HAVEN

Apply to volunteer at HAVEN

Apply online.

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!

Client Advocacy Volunteer


  • Staff the 24-hour crisis line
  • Work 1-on-1 with clients

Time Commitment

  • 2-12 hours/twice per month


  • Background check
  • Volunteer training (4 hours)
  • Direct service training (18 hours)
  • 15+ hours of shadowing trained client advocates

Due to the severity of the issue and the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of our clients, Client Advocacy Volunteers must attend 33 hours of domestic violence training in order to volunteer. Our next available training will occur in the Fall, dates TBA. Volunteers are asked to commit no fewer than 2 shifts per month for a minimum of 12 months to HAVEN. Please submit an application online or to our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteercoordinator@havenmt.org.

Kid’s Group Facilitator


  • Facilitate informal play and activities for clients’ children during the Women’s Support Group

Time Commitment

  • 2  hours/week


  • Background check
  • Volunteer training (4 hours)

Volunteer Receptionist


  • Filing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Data entry
  • Answering phones
  • Picking up mail

Time Commitment

  • 3-4 hours/week


  • Background check
  • Volunteer training (4 hours)
  • Database training as needed

Volunteer as a 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.

» Download our Board of Directors job descriptions (Microsoft Word file, 0.6 MB)

Download our Board of Directors Application

Volunteer to Plan Annual Fundraising Events

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 formal benefit event with heavy appetizers and wine. 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

Volunteer Your Professional Services

If you have skills or services that you think may be of use to HAVEN, please call. We are currently looking for professionals in carpentry, painting, and general shelter maintenance and upkeep. If you would like your service to be “on call” for the shelter or office needs such as computer help, electrical problems, snow removal, roofing, plumbing etc., please let us know.

Volunteer your time as an educator or ambassador to your community

HAVEN believes strongly in the power of prevention. Spreading the word about the prevalence of domestic violence in Gallatin County and HAVEN services is incredibly important. This is a very flexible way to give your time. You will be educated by a HAVEN advocate on how to give presentations about domestic violence. You will then be able to give presentations on HAVEN’s behalf to various community groups. Community groups could include your church, book club, cooking club, co-workers, group of friends, extended family, parent’s association, etc. We will provide you with all the necessary training and materials. To educate yourself and others, call HAVEN (406) 586-7689.