Some of the volunteer options below require training while others do not. Once you have decided on the area(s) in which you are interested, complete our Volunteer Application. Anyone interested in an internship or in serving on the board of directors please see the descriptions below for all paperwork needed.
If you have good listening skills and are interested in helping others, consider providing coverage on New Hope for Women’s 24-hour helpline. Volunteering for our helpline requires participation in a 40-hour training session followed by volunteering at one of our offices (Rockland, Bath, Belfast and Damariscotta) or after-hours from your home. Volunteers who have supported clients on the helpline for a minimum of one year may be able to go through an additional training to become a Court Support Volunteer. These volunteers provide in-person emotional support during final Protection from Abuse Order hearings.
Safe Home Provider
Some clients benefit from staying one to three days with caring, nonjudgmental hosts who provide a safe space and nourishing meals. Safe home locations are kept completely confidential. If you would like your home to serve as a Safe Home, our agency will help you get set up and provide the clients who stay with you with all the logistical and advocacy services they need.
Support a Transitional Housing Family
When needed, New Hope for Women offers transitional housing to our clients and their families for up to two years. While in residence, clients receive services that allow them to stabilize and to move toward self-sufficiency. You and/or your workplace can support a family by funding purchases such as back-to-school supplies or holiday gifts.
Do you have time to volunteer every now and then, but would rather not commit to a specific schedule? The agency holds events at various intervals throughout the year and your help is welcome at those. Assistance can include hanging posters, serving food, taking tickets and more.
New Hope for Women requests funding from every town and city we serve in our four-county catchment area: Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo. If you have had a positive experience with our services and are comfortable letting others know, please contact us. We may ask that you speak at a town meeting or help to collect the signatures needed to be considered for municipal funding.
Clerical volunteers assist us with office work such as newsletter mailings, data entry and postering.
Choose from the options above apply today!
Board of Directors
Board of Directors: Interested in an “insider” level of involvement? Our board of directors is a diverse group of committed individuals who meet once monthly, attend agency events, assist with projects, and lend their expertise to further the agency’s mission.
Internships: Our internship opportunities change in accordance with agency needs. Some internships require attendance in our 40-hour training (held at various times throughout the year) while others do not. Learn more about becoming an intern or download the application below.