Join the PADV Team!
Become an advocate for domestic violence survivors and their children. PADV recognizes the contribution that volunteers make to the success of our agency. With the assistance of dedicated volunteers, we are able to continue our mission of ending the crime of intimate partner violence and empowering its survivors. PADV utilizes volunteers in a variety of positions and has created a program that not only meets the needs of our agency, but also is flexible enough to meet the needs of today’s volunteer. As we operate safe houses in both Fulton and Gwinnett counties, we are able to work with each volunteer to find the placement location that is most convenient. Additionally, with evening and weekend opportunities available, we are flexible enough for the traditional work schedule.
All Volunteers must be 18 years or older.
Training and Involvement:
For all Volunteer positions, an orientation/general training is required. For certain positions, including Crisis Line volunteers, Legal Advocacy volunteers and Support Group facilitators, additional job-specific training is required prior to placement.
Please note that all Georgia volunteers for state certified domestic violence shelters are required to pass a criminal history investigation background check. New for this fiscal year, the State of Georgia requires that our background checks are processed through Cogent Systems. The Cogent System fee is $36.25 per volunteer. Due to cuts in our funding, we apologize in advance that we cannot cover the cost of your background check.
Once you have completed both the training and the background check, you will be cleared to begin your volunteer service at PADV.
We are seeking volunteers who are motivated by our mission and are interested in serving our agency in the long-term. We consider an active volunteer one who is scheduling shifts at least once a month.
Prior to volunteering at PADV, all three steps MUST BE COMPLETED.
How to Sign Up in 3 Easy Steps
Step 1 – Application Process
Email our Volunteer Coordinator to request application information for our Volunteer Program.
Step 2 – Background Check
Once you have submitted all completed forms, we will process your background check.
You will also need to have your fingerprints taken at a Cogent approved location to complete the background check.
Step 3 – Volunteer Training
Attend PADV’s next Volunteer training. The Volunteer Coordinator will inform you of the time, date and location of your training upon completion of all paperwork.