Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are a critical part of Turning Point’s services. Through the aid of volunteers, we extend our reach well beyond what our staff could provide alone. Volunteers have a real impact, either through direct work with survivors of domestic and intimate partner abuse or by serving in many other indirect ways. Some opportunities involve just a few hours each month, some a few hours a week, some are on an “as-needed” basis.

I finally answered the call! Starting with the excellent training and then getting to know the staff. I am still awed by the level of compassion, dedication, and expertise of the TP Family.

Pat Russo
Turning Point Volunteer

Providing services for survivors and their families:

Would provide survivor centered, trauma informed advocacy to survivors and their families. Opportunities may include answering the helpline, court accompaniment, co-facilitating an empowerment group, supporting our residents in the Safe House, assisting with after school activities and homework help for children. The amount of time required of volunteers depends on the job.

Ambassador Program

There are a number of ways people can help without directly providing counseling and advocacy services to survivors and their families.

Opportunities include: helping at health/community fairs, organizing/picking up donations, bundling outreach materials, dropping off outreach materials, data entry, creative writing, special event planning, landscaping, gardening, and building repairs.

Have a group that would like to do a project together?

We have group projects available in which a group of people (typically from a workplace, place of worship, community group, college group) can work together to complete tasks for a pre-identified service project.

Current Volunteer Needs :


Child and Teen Advocacy

Ambassador Program Volunteers

Current Group Project Needs:

Prepare and drop off a meal.

*Must feed up to 30 individuals*

For ALL Volunteers and Interns, you must successfully:

  • You will need to successfully complete a Volunteer Interest Form and submit a current resume. Please save as a .pdf and email to hr@turningpointlv.org.
  • Attend a volunteer "Meet & Greet" which will be emailed upon receipt of your Volunteer Interest Form and resume.
  • If chosen to move forward with providing services with our survivors and their families, you will be required to complete our “New Advocate Training”: which includes 45 hours of domestic and intimate partner training as well as 5 hours of practicum time that is required standard by PCADV (Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence). This training is a hybrid of online courses, exams, and in person/remote instructor training.
  • If chosen to move forward with our “Ambassador Program” we will require the successful completion of our Introduction to Turning Point and Introduction to Domestic and Intimate Partner Abuse courses.

Ready to take the next steps towards volunteering?

Want to start your volunteering journey with Turning Point?

Have a group that is interested in learning more about a service project?

Volunteer meet and greets are held the third Thursday of each month from 6-7:00 PM EST.

Submit your application and resume today to receive your personalized invitation to attend the next one!

After completing your Volunteer Interest Form, please send a personal resume, and any other documents to:

Via Email:

Human Resources
Email: hr@turningpointlv.org
Phone: 610-797-0530, ext. 236

Mail or drop off in person to:

Turning Point of Lehigh Valley
Attn:  Human Resources
444 E. Susquehanna Street
Allentown, PA 18103