CASDA relies on the support of our community to sustain our services to victims and survivors of violence. Volunteers, interns and donors provide the support and structure that make our work possible. Several of our current staff members began their CASDA service as volunteers! To learn more about how you can help, please check out the opportunities listed below.
Support CASDA by greeting clients and other visitors, sorting donations, preparing mailings, keeping the welcome center neat and completing additional projects requested by staff. With some additional training, office volunteers may also answer calls on our help line.
Provide on-site childcare for children of all ages during clients’ support group sessions and/or outreach appointments, and for mothers in need of respite. Help design, implement and facilitate structured activities for children residing in shelter. Remain flexible to complete other tasks if no children are present.
Provide off-site advocacy services during non-business hours to victims of abuse seeking medical attention. Volunteer must have driver’s license, proof of insurance and own transportation. Reimbursement for mileage is available. To serve in this position, volunteers must complete approximately 40 hours of training.
Assist shelter staff by answering crisis calls and working with shelter residents as they work toward self sufficiency. This position may also include some cleaning, organizational and clerical duties.
Provide transportation assistance to clients for goal-related appointments as well as entering and exiting shelter. Transportation volunteers are utilized on an as-needed basis. Volunteer must have driver’s license, proof of insurance and own transportation. Reimbursement for mileage is available.
Attend meetings and assist staff with event planning as well as additional fundraising drives and activities. Annual events include a summer Golf Tournament and a New Year’s Eve Gala.
Public Relations & Community Outreach
Help organize events during October and April awareness months and throughout the year. Speak to groups or attend community events on CASDA’s behalf.
For more information, please contact the Community Engagement Coordinator, Jill Hinners, at (715) 392-3136 or [email protected] To apply for a volunteer or internship position, please complete the application at this link.
Support Us Financially
CASDA can also use your financial support. By making a donation, you are supporting the general operations of the agency. It’s an easy, effective way to make a difference! The community’s financial support allows CASDA to provide essential services like these:
- Transportation to shelter for women and children fleeing violent homes
- 24-hour, non-judgmental, in-person support to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, or child abuse
- An immediate response to victims after an incident has been reported to law enforcement
- Community education
- Facilitated group support for survivors of abuse
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The next time you’re stocking up, think of us. Our shelter works to keep the following on hand for women and children fleeing abuse: toiletries; first aid supplies; cleaning supplies; baby wipes and diapers; gift certificates; pillows (new) and non-perishable food items.
Sometimes, we are able to accept gently used clothing and household items on an as-needed basis, but please call ahead (715-392-3136) or use the form below. Our storage room is often full!