All volunteers will receive a comprehensive training on the services that JCADA provides, the dynamics of power-based violence, simple crisis intervention and helping skills, helpful hints about group facilitation, do’s and don’ts of what to say in a group setting, and more! The training is approximately 40 hours and will be held over the course of one month, twice per year.

Interested? Email Shana Brouder at!

The next JCADA Volunteer Training will be held: TBD.

Current Opportunities:

Greeter: When individuals experiencing violence and abuse arrive at JCADA, the Greeter is the first person they see. Creating a welcoming environment is essential to helping these individuals feel safe. This volunteer position is ideal for an individual who has the desire to be part of a committed effort to end the cycle of abuse in our community. The Greeter would work a regular schedule and be available during day-time hours.

Office Support: JCADA needs support within the office to help answer the phone – both administrative and confidential helpline calls. The Office Support Volunteer would work a regular schedule, answer all incoming phone calls, direct calls to the appropriate staff person, schedule client intake or therapy appointments, and enter information into the JCADA database. They would also assist on other projects as necessary.

Professional Services: Are you a professional in the Greater Washington area and want to give back to individuals experiencing violence and abuse? Our clients have a variety of needs – from simple health care screenings, to complicated legal matters, to day-to-day support like child care and hair styling. JCADA always needs professionals who are willing to donate their services or offer their services at a lower cost. We are looking for attorneys, psychiatrists, mental health clinicians, doctors and nurses, child care professionals, hair stylists, professional organizers, and more!

AWARE® Prevention Initiative Facilitator: AWARE®opens the door for teens and young adults to examine their friendships and relationships while offering teachers and counselors a unique and tested approach to address this tough subject. If you enjoy working with young people, have informal or formal teaching experience, and strong group facilitation skills, JCADA would love to have you as a volunteer to facilitate our dating violence prevention workshops!

Outreach Volunteer: JCADA works throughout the Greater Washington community to engage community members and open up new points of access for people needing service. If you enjoy engaging the public and facilitating short workshops, this may be the opportunity for you. We are looking for people to represent JCADA at different places in the community throughout the year.