Volunteers are an essential part of Prudence Crandall Center’s services. Due to Covid-19 some of our usual opportunities are unavailable. Please read below to learn about remote opportunities, more about our volunteer program, and continue to check this page for updates as to when we will be re-opening our volunteer programs.
Our treasured volunteers enhance our work in a variety of ways – supporting our awareness-raising and fund-raising efforts as well as assisting with direct client services. Direct Service volunteers may assist by answering crisis or hotline calls; co-facilitating support groups; court advocacy; and working with the children’s program. Following an interview and successful background check, each direct service volunteer must complete 25 hours of training for Domestic Violence Counselor Certification prior to their volunteer service.
Remote Volunteer Opportunities: We are currently looking for Spanish or Polish speaking volunteers who are willing to take on scheduled translation assignments. Please contact Jazmynn at (860)-259-3818 or (860)-225-5187 ext. 232.
Day of Caring Opportunities: Groups, families, and businesses often join forces to “spruce up” our facilities. Projects are typically either half-day or full-day and may involve activities such as, painting walls and playground areas, raking leaves, spreading playground mulch, organizing donated goods, gardening, etc.
Internship Opportunities: Internship positions are available for students working in a variety of fields including Women’s Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Criminal Justice, Social Services, Human Services, or other related fields. All interns are required to complete the 25 hour training program to become Certified Domestic Violence Counselors.