Volunteer & Internships

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

Advocacy Services:

  • 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.

Crisis Services:

  • 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.

Child Abuse:

  • 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.

Community Education:

  • 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.

Administrative Opportunities


  • 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.

Contact Information

  • Please contact Beth Fitzpatrick, in the Development Office at 203-334-6154 or bfitzpatrick@centerforfamilyjustice.org for more information on the many opportunities available to you!

Please help!

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