Volunteer

If you are looking for a great way to give back to the community, consider volunteering at FRIENDS, Inc.! Each volunteer opportunity at FRIENDS, Inc. allows you to make a direct impact on individuals and families that have been impacted by violence.

We offer many volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups with varying time commitments. Whether you have a few hours to spare or would like to help on an ongoing basis, we will match your interest and availability to meet our needs.

Join Us as a Volunteer!
  1. Print and fill out FRIENDS, Inc.’s Volunteer Application
  2. Scan or photograph the application and submit them:
    • Via email to outreach@friendswi.org;
    • Via mail to P.O. Box 117 West Bend, WI 53095.; or
    • Via Fax to 262-334-7725 – Attn: Outreach Specialist.

After our Community Outreach Coordinator receives your application, they will follow-up with you to schedule training for your volunteer opportunity!

Types of Volunteer Opportunities

This volunteer position (for volunteers 18+) offers support to victims of sexual assault at the time of their medical exam (SANE exam) and possible police report at all Washington County Hospitals and other medical facilities. The advocate is responsible for providing emotional support as needed and information about FRIENDS, Inc. services and other community resources for victims and their families.

Training includes:

  • Basic FRIENDS, Inc. training
  • Completion of FRIENDS Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy curriculum
  • Tour of hospital SANE units
  • Opportunity to shadow SANE calls with an experienced advocate or staff member

Total = 16 hours of training

This volunteer position (for volunteers 18+) offers interpreter and translation support to help support FRIENDS, Inc. team members best serve victims of domestic and sexual violence in our community. You may interpret during scheduled 1v1 appointments, groups, or translate general documents.

Training includes:

  • Basic FRIENDS, Inc. training
  • Safety Plan Review
  • Power and Control Training

Total = 5 hours of training

This position will provide on-site coverage of FRIENDS, Inc.’s 24/7 Crisis Line.

Training includes:

  • Basic FRIENDS, Inc. training
  • Completion of FRIENDS, Inc. Crisis Line Response and Support Training
  • Phone System Training
  • Effects of Domestic or Sexual Violence

Total = 10 hours of training

This position provides structured childcare (i.e. read stories, snack, craft/art projects) during weekly support groups for children ages eight and under. 

Training includes:

  • Basic FRIENDS, Inc. training
  • Behavior management
  • Effects Domestic or Sexual Violence can have on a child

Total = 4 hours of training.

This position provides support and representation at FRIENDS, Inc. events and tabling opportunities throughout the community. 

Training includes:

  • Basic FRIENDS, Inc. training
  • Effects of Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • FRIENDS, Inc. Services breakdown and referral process

Total = 4 hours of training.

This position provides assistance getting items from our shelter grocery list at the West Bend Walmart to provide food for our shelter residents.

Training includes:

  • Basic FRIENDS, Inc. training
  • Effects of Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • FRIENDS, Inc. Services breakdown and referral process

Total = 2 hours of training.

This position provides assistance with general maintenance around our facility.

Training includes:

  • Basic FRIENDS, Inc. training
  • Effects of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Total = 2 hours of training.

Not seeing the type of opportunity that you would be interested in providing?

Connect with us! We would love to discuss how you can make a unique impact on survivors lives!

Click Here to visit FRIENDS, Inc.’s page on The Volunteer Center Of Washington County’s website to view additional details about our volunteer opportunities.

Questions? Contact us and ask for our Outreach Specialist at 262-334-7298 .

FRIENDS, Inc. is a participating non-profit agency for the Next Generation Housing Down Payment Incentive Program.

Please Note: Our Volunteer Opportunities are not available for individuals court ordered to complete community service hours.