Once the potential volunteer has applied and submitted all of the required forms online, a staff member will contact them within 2 business days. 

After being contacted, the potential volunteer will then be scheduled to come to the shelter to have a tour with a team member and if the volunteer wishes to have direct service with the guests they will provide information for a background check. The background check could take up to 10 business days.

Upon receiving the results from the background check, the potential volunteer will receive a call from a staff member to schedule a lunch and learn session time.

After the potential volunteer has completed the tour, the lunch and learn, and has shown that they are knowledgeable of Women and Children First as an organization and the requirements that need to be met in order to volunteer, they will be able volunteer.
ALL volunteers are required to follow these steps, even if you have volunteered with us before. This is for the safety of our guests and staff, and we appreciate your understanding.

We are highly sensitive to the privacy interests of consumers and believes that the protection of those interests is one of its most significant responsibilities. In acknowledgment of its obligations, we have adopted the following Privacy Policy applicable to information about consumers that it acquires in the course of its business:

1. Acquisition of Information. We do not acquire any more information about consumers than is required by law or is otherwise necessary to provide a high level of service efficiently and securely.

2. Our Employees and Privacy. We train all of our employees about the importance of privacy. We give access to information about consumers only to those employees who require it to perform their jobs.

3. Security Measures. We make access to privacy-sensitive information subject to rigorous procedural and technological controls, consistent with legal requirements and the demands of customer service.

4. Disclosure to Third Parties. We will provide individually-identifiable information about consumers to third parties only if we are compelled to do so by order of a duly-empowered governmental authority, we have the express permission of the consumer, or it is necessary to process transactions and provide our services.

5. Privacy and Our Business Partners. When we make our technology or services available to business partners, we will not share with them any more consumer information than is necessary, and we will make every reasonable effort to assure, by contract or otherwise, that they use our technology and services in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Donations are non-refundable