Branch County Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Our mission To support survivors of domestic & sexual violence.
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Ways to help

Facilities/Ground Maintenance

Assist with property facilities maintenance: painting, interior decorating projects, repair work, etc. Assist with grounds maintenance: landscaping, yard clean up, and special projects as needed.
  • One-time, Occasional
  • Teens, 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams, Families
  • Physical, Indoor, Outdoor
  • None, Skilled
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Child Care

Child care for dependents of survivors during appointments, legal proceeding, job interviews, etc.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Transport Assistance

Arrange/pick up large item donations from community members/businesses. Helping clients move.
  • Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Fundraising/special projects

Organizing and carrying out fundraising events with Fundraiser Committee or Board of Directors. Staffing a display or information table at community events.
  • Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Event support
  • None, On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Shelterhouse Coverage

Provide supportive services to survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence. 40 hours of training required.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Shelter Cleaning & Organization

General house cleaning, laundry, organizing cupboards, etc. Sorting/putting away food in pantry, rotating food in pantry, re-stocking house cupboards with food.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Crisis Line Work

Provide appropriate crisis intervention – empathetic listening and empowerment counseling. Provide appropriate referral information to callers about community agencies. Thoroughly document crisis/referral calls on appropriate forms. 40 hours of training required.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual, Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Altrusa Teen SHARE Mentor

Assist teens with life skills development. Provide Tutoring.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Office Assistance

Making copies or stuffing envelopes.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work, Indoor
  • None, On-site
  • Weekdays
How you help The primary purpose of volunteers at the Branch County Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence is to assist agency staff in activities that allow us to achieve our mission of providing emergency, supportive services. Volunteer activities range from direct service, organizing, cleaning, fundraising and special projects; like the one in the video. We hope to see you soon!
About us BCCADSV is committed to providing emergency response and supportive services to victims of violence, and to advocating for changes that will break the cycle of violence in our society. BCCADSV provides safe and affordable housing, emotional support, guidance, referral services, educational programs, and more to domestic violence survivors and homeless teenagers.
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