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Important New Hope for Women COVID-19 information.

Due to COVID-19, New Hope for Women has concluded that it is best to temporarily suspend all in-person services. We are making sure that our helpline is available to everyone 24/7. This can be a scary time, and we are here for you at 1-800-522-3304.

About New Hope / Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities with New Hope for Women

Volunteer on our 24-hour crisis hotline:

  • We provide a 40-hour crisis hotline training.
  • You bring a passion for social justice and the ability to truly listen and “be present” for someone.
  • You can volunteer in one of our offices on the hotline, and/or provide coverage “after hours” from the comfort of your home.

Safe Home Provider

  • 100% confidential locations. Only NHFW staff and client guests who stay with you will know that you are a safe home provider.
  • A victim needing to leave home in an emergency would stay with you for one to three nights.
  • Depending on what space you have available in your home, you could volunteer to have a victim with children stay with you.
  • Training and support provided.
  • This is not an advocacy position. You are providing a safe, non-judgmental and caring location for someone to stay. Our advocates will provide all logistical and advocacy support for your guest(s).

Board of Directors

  • Meetings take place once per month.
  • Board members often attend agency events.
  • Leaders in our community from a variety of industries and backgrounds lend their expertise to achieving our mission.

View the Board of Directors Role Description or apply online.

Adopt a Transitional Housing Family

  • Your workplace or civic organization may wish to adopt a family for the year.
  • Your organization would help with “extra” purchases that can be a financial hardship, such as back-to-school supplies, and holiday gifts for children.

Fundraising Assistance

  • Selling concessions at an event.
  • Baking for concessions.
  • Helping with logistical support for events.
  • Selling tickets to events.
  • Helping with publicity for events.
  • You chose which areas are of interest to you.

Town Ambassador

  • New Hope for Women offers services in and requests funding from every town in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo Counties.
  • Town Ambassadors are people who have had a positive experience with New Hope for Women or who feel positively about New Hope for Women and who offer to speak on our behalf at their own town meeting.
  • This is an opportunity to lend a voice to all victims of domestic violence, dating violence and stalking who live in your community, and to allow New Hope for Women to continue offering much needed services in your community.

Office Support

  • Helping with administrative and clerical work.
  • Helping with awareness campaigns and materials.

Have another idea?

Suggest a way in which you would like to offer your time and talent to help end domestic violence, dating violence and stalking in our community.

To Become a Volunteer

  • Submit a Volunteer Application
  • Once submitted, our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you and begin the interview process.
  • If required for your position, complete New Hope for Women program specific training at our center.