Volunteer & Internships

Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

CFJ offers a variety of internship and volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

Any volunteer or intern who works directly with our clients is required to take a 40-hour state mandated certification training. This training, offered three times a year, allows you to work with victims of domestic and sexual violence, including children.

Direct Service Opportunities

Reception

  • Answer the phones and direct visitors to their appointments in our busy crisis reception area.

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

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 CFJ 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

Development:

  • 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

Contact Information

  • Volunteering: Please contact Beth Fitzpatrick at 203-334-6154, x128 or bfitzpatrick@centerforfamilyjustice.org
  • Internships:  Please contact Amanda Posila at 203-334-6154, x114 or aposila@centerforfamilyjustice.org

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