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We are often looking for enthusiastic, committed people with a wide range of skills to join our teams; from refuge workers, domestic violence and gender-based service managers and independent domestic violence advocates, to fundraising, development, finance and human resource professionals. Vacancies are added regularly to our website so if you do not see the job you are looking for this time, do keep trying.

You might not know it, but there are plenty of other ways to stop domestic violence from the comfort of your own home or even in your local community. Gender-based violence threatens the social and economic well-being of women and girls around the world. You can advocate to end the violence and help survivors.If you want to help stop domestic violence, but don’t know where to start, try these 22 ways to get involved in stopping domestic violence: (Even the smallest effort can make a big difference)

  • Volunteer​​

  • Donations

  • Support legislation that will work toward eliminating domestic violence or support domestic violence survivors

  • This could include legislation on gun control, funding for victim assistance services, or protection for people evicted from their homes due to domestic violence or stalking-related incidents.

  • Call your representatives

  • Make sure your local and state representatives know where you stand on legislature and encourage them to support your cause.

  • Write a letter to the editor of your local paper

  • This can be especially effective during October, which is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month or April, which is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

  • Attend domestic violence advocacy training at your local domestic violence shelter

  • Follow local or national domestic violence awareness organizations on social media

  • ​Share information about domestic violence on social media

  • Participate in domestic violence awareness campaigns

  • Learn the facts and myths about domestic violence and share your knowledge with friends and family

  • Teach your children about healthy relationships and warning signs of abuse

  • Share your story

  • If you are a survivor of domestic violence, consider sharing your story. This could help other victims feel less alone and empower them to seek help or leave their abusers.

  • Attend or host a domestic violence awareness candlelight vigil in your local community

  • Make sure your local doctor’s offices have posters and pamphlets about where victims of domestic violence can go for help

  • Host a drive for your local domestic violence shelter

  • Shelters often need items, like toothbrushes, toothpaste, tampons, pads, shampoo and conditioner. Often times, they can also use food and canned goods, clothing, sheets and furniture. Get in contact with your local shelter to find out how you can help.

  • Host a drive for cell phones

  • Domestic violence shelters sometimes provide their residents with old cell phones to use while at the shelter. This can allow them to keep in contact with their family, but be unreachable to their abuser.

  • Attend events hosted by your local domestic violence awareness organization

  • Participate in fundraisers that support domestic violence awareness organization

  • Adopt a family for the holidays

  • Many domestic violence shelters allow you to adopt a family affected by domestic violence and purchase gifts for the family over the holidays. 

  • Speak up if you see domestic violence happening

  • Become a support person for someone in an abusive relationship

  • Listen to, trust and believe a survivor

Social change begins with education and action: YOU can help us raise awareness about violence against women and girls, promote our life-changing programs and take action in your local community!

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