Are you interested in helping victims of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and

human trafficking in our community?

DCRC needs volunteers!

There are so many opportunities to get involved! Are interested in working directly with clients?


Start by completing an online Volunteer Application!

Volunteers speaking a language besides English (particularly Spanish) are in high demand.

If you are interested in an internship, please fill out this application.

Are you part of a group who is interested in volunteering? Your association, faith-based community, company or other organization can ADOPT DCRC! We seek one or more groups to adopt DCRC for a period of time or to come for one-day projects. Email us at least one month prior to your target volunteer date and we’ll find a volunteer opportunity that fits your group.

Work with People


All volunteers working directly with clients must:

  • Complete 38 hours of core advocacy training + 6 hours of training in their service area

  • Volunteer for four shifts per month

  • Must have reliable transportation, email, and phone

  • 1 year commitment

  • Must be at least 18 years of age


Crisis Line Advocates

Crisis Line Advocates answer the 24-hour crisis line. CL Advocates work directly with victims of domestic and sexual violence providing support, referrals, and information.

Hospital Responders

Hospital Response Advocates respond to hospital calls at Duke University and Duke Regional Hospitals. HR Advocates work directly with victims of domestic and sexual violence providing support, referrals, and information on DCRC services.


Court Advocates

Court Advocates provide assistance to the staff of the Family Justice Center. Court Advocates support to clients filing Domestic Violence Protective Orders (DVPO), provide emotional support in criminal and civil court and assistance navigating through the court system.


Community Outreach Volunteers

Community Outreach Volunteers provide and promote education, prevention, and awareness about sexual and domestic violence to various community groups including schools, churches, civic associations, etc.


Thrift Store Volunteers

Volunteers are needed regularly for our penniesforCHANGE Thrift Boutique, DCRC’s benefit thrift store located on Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard. The mission of the store is to generate on-going revenue to fund agency programs and services. Responsibilities span the spectrum of daily retail operations.


Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Regular weekly/bi-monthly shift

  • Small group opportunities are available (limited)

  • Individual and group special projects also available, including the Client Fresh Start Program, shop garden management, and targeted donation development

  • Summer Internships available (rising juniors/seniors) for 20 hours/week


  • Complete on-site orientation, training, and trial period

  • Ability to commit to a regular 3 hour shift weekly or bi-monthly (daytime hours)

  • Must be at least 16 years of age

Fundraising Volunteers

Fundraising Volunteers work with the Fund Development Committee to provide ideas and assistance with fundraising projects for DCRC. Volunteers participate in a variety of events, assisting with everything from planning to publicity to welcoming guests at an event on an as-needed basis. Volunteers should be somewhat flexible and able to see projects through to their completion.


  • Prior fundraising experience is preferred but not necessary

  • Must be organized and energetic

  • Must have reliable transportation, email, and phone

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.


Administrative Volunteers

Administrative volunteers assist staff with office duties, data entry, filing, and other day-to-day administrative tasks.


  • Must be organized and punctual

  • Should be flexible and able to multi-task

  • Must be available during office hours

  • Must have reliable transportation, email, and phone

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

1-Day Project Volunteers

One-day Project opportunities are available for people who want to help but have schedules that don’t allow them to volunteer on a regular basis. 1-Day project volunteers participate in periodic planned activities that can be completed in a single day, such as food/clothing drives, painting, community awareness events, and other such projects.


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206 N. Dillard Street, Durham, NC 27701 Office Phone: (919) 403-9425
Office Hours: 9AM - 5PM

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