Internships and Volunteer Opportunities
To work with clients, interns and volunteers must take a 40-hour state mandated certification training. Once you complete the training you are certified in Connecticut to work with victims of domestic and sexual violence including children.
Direct Service Opportunities
- Kid Share Co-Facilitator: Work side-by-side with a Counselor (called an Advocate at The Center) in various groups for children, infants through adolescents.
- Group Co-Facilitator: Work side-by-side with an Advocate in various support and psycho-educational groups for clients who have been exposed to domestic and sexual abuse and violence
- Administrative Tasks: Documents of client files including data entry.
- Safe House: Work with domestic violence survivors and their children who have sought shelter at our Safe Home. Provide an ear for listening, time for a game for a child, read to a child, cook with the residents, etc. The busiest times in the house are afternoons and evenings, after school and work. Weekend volunteers are also always welcome.
- Hotline: Provide immediate crisis intervention and support to primary and secondary victims or community professionals calling the agency’s domestic violence and sexual assault hotlines.
- The Multi-disciplinary Investigative Team investigates serious cases of child sexual or severe physical abuse. Our interns and volunteers provide support to the non-offending partner or guardian during the child’s forensic interview.
- Assist with administrative tasks including data entry.
Court Advocacy Services:
- Work with victims of domestic and family violence in the criminal or civil court setting.
- Help educate the victims on the court process and refer them to other community resources.
- Provide advocacy on client’s behalf with court personnel and assistance with administrative tasks.
- Represent The Center at awareness and outreach events in our community.
- Help coordinate awareness events for Domestic Violence (October) and Sexual Assault (April) Awareness Months.
- Participate in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes planning committee.
- Help organize fundraising events.
- Work with our Development Director entering donor information into our database system.
- Support The Executive Project Coordinator and CEO with various Family Justice Center administrative presentations and compilation of materials for outreach.
- Support the Annual Support Campaign throughout the year with calls, mailing materials and technical support
- Answer the phones and direct visitors to their appointments in our busy reception area.
- Please contact Beth Fitzpatrick, in the Development Office at 203-334-6154 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the many opportunities available to you!
Hope Starts Here!
Let The Center for Family Justice become your lifeline.
Please call us today at 203-334-6154
Or 24/7 on a hotline:
Domestic violence: 203-384-9559
Sexual assault: 203-333-2233
Vedas (Spanish): 888-568-8332
Serving victims and raising awareness about domestic and sexual violence in Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull in Fairfield County