Individual Volunteering

PADV welcomes volunteers in many areas of the organization.  Below are several areas you can volunteer with us. Download your volunteer application today.  


Assist our staff with office tasks such as answering telephones, filing, mailings, faxing, copying, database entry. This does not require a background check or the same training requirements as other positions and is available only in Decatur.

Children’s Program 

Provide activities and assist with various events to provide emotional, social and educational support to children.

Tutor/Homework Helper

Support children with their academic learning by providing afterschool tutoring and homework help. Shifts are Monday-Thursday, 4:30 pm-6 pm

Evening Activities

Facilitate activities to help our kids enjoy being a kid! Play games, watch movies, do arts & crafts, bake cookies or other fun activities. This also helps the parents feel secure knowing a trusted volunteer is with their little ones while they attend house meetings, support groups or classes. Shifts are available Sunday-Thursday, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Crisis Line

Answer our crisis line and assist callers with safety planning, resources, or contacting other programs on their behalf. Volunteers must complete our crisis line training and shadow an advocate for a minimum of 16 hours. All crisis line shifts take place at one of our safe house locations. Shifts are Sunday-Saturday, 9 am-2 pm or 4 pm-9 pm

Legal Advocate

Assist individuals who are seeking a temporary protection order (TPO); help individuals navigate the Fulton County Courthouse, assist staff with database entry, filing and other duties as assigned. Legal volunteers must complete a second interview with a PADV legal advocate before being accepted, complete additional on-site training and be available to work in the Fulton County Courthouse M-F during business hours.

Support Group

Following a peer facilitation model, volunteers will lead support groups for women in our safe houses on a variety of topics such as forgiveness, goal-setting, community living, grieving, healthy dating, and self-love. These peer-led groups let survivors interact with someone with a shared experience and hope for living a violence-free life. Shifts are available Sundays, 6:30 pm-8 pm

Community Outreach

Represent PADV in the community at health fairs, faith-based organizations, college campuses, and corporate offices. Share information about PADV services, programs, and events. Shifts are available on an as-needed basis, volunteers must have their own transportation. 

For more information on any of PADV's volunteer opportunities or to share an idea, contact our Volunteer Coordinator.