Volunteer

Volunteer with The Network/La Red and support LGBTQ+ survivors of partner abuse and their loved ones through our 24-hour hotline, community trainings, fundraising, and more.

Develop skills in direct service, community outreach & organizing, grassroots fundraising, crisis intervention, public speaking, advocacy, event coordination, workshop facilitation, and marketing & communications.

Fill out an application below and register for our volunteer info session March 11, 6:30-9pm to learn more about our program and get interviewed on the spot! People of color, trans people, and survivors of partner abuse are especially encouraged to apply.

“I feel like The Network/La Red has been one of the best experiences I’ve had, as far as training, volunteering, and teaching.” - Anonymous Volunteer

“The Network/La Red has such a good policy in place that makes it easy for volunteers to stay connected to the organization.” - Amy, Volunteer

As a volunteer, you will work directly with survivors and provide them with connection to community, peer-support, safety planning assistance, information about partner abuse, and resources by:

  • Staffing our 24-hour crisis hotline
  • Visiting guests in our Housing Pathways Program
  • Co-facilitating support groups
  • Bringing the conversation about partner abuse into the community
  • Decreasing survivor isolation
  • Sharing information about TNLR, partner abuse, and our services
  • Providing survivors, their families, and their friends with access to support and other services
  • Facilitating workshops about partner abuse in LGBTQ+ communities
  • Planning events like Paint the Town and Wild Tongues
  • Participating in committees to discuss how to do our work more intentionally and carefully
  • Organizing and being in solidarity with LGBTQ+ communities

Requirements:

  1. Submit a volunteer application. Applications are accepted year-round! Form can be found below.
  2. Complete a volunteer interview. Our next set of volunteer interviews will be held in March and April for our organizational training in May. You can also attend our info session March 11, 6:30-9pm and get interviewed on the spot! Register here.
  3. Attend and graduate our organizational training. TNLR's 40-60 hour organizational training teaches volunteers what partner abuse is, its connection to oppression, how to support the communities we specifically serve with legal information, crisis intervention, and listening skills, and how to determine who is the survivor and who is the abuser in a relationship where abuse is happening (screening), among many other things. Training is typically held in the Spring (May-June) and the Fall (October-November).

Want to support our work but can't make the time commitment for our org training? Join our Fundraising and/or Paint the Town Planning Committee!

Each year, we host our annual fundraiser, Paint The Town (La) Red, to bring our communities together and raise essential funds for our programs. The volunteers in our Fundraising and Paint the Town Planning Committees make this event possible!

No formal training is required! As a member of one or both of the committees, you will:

  • Attend monthly evening meetings from August to January and bi-weekly meetings from February to April.
  • Complete additional responsibilities in between meetings like auction solicitation, sponsorship solicitation, theme and program planning, etc.
  • Volunteer at the event.

Interested in cultivating community with us? Fill out a volunteer application today!

“I found myself saying ‘Yes!’ a lot during volunteer training; it really mirrored my own values about empowerment and social justice, and gave me real skills and practice for the work we do with survivors and in fighting oppression. I really like being able to volunteer doing direct services and organizing, and being part of an organization committed to both.” - Ian, Volunteer

“By the end of volunteer training, we had the tools, practice, resources, and support we needed to start our work as volunteers. Plus, the trainers and my fellow trainees are awesome! Even on the more intense days, I so appreciated our important time together. And I’m excited to be part of The Network/La Red team now!” - Jessica, Volunteer