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Volunteer Opportunities

Alternatives to Violence's Volunteer Program is a cornerstone of our agency. Volunteers help in both direct and non-direct service positions and are highly valued members of our team. All volunteers are required to fill out an application, be interviewed, pass a background check and attend the appropriate training for their position. The minimum number of training hours depends on the volunteer's role. If you would like to know more, please contact our Volunteer and Training Manager at


The Board of Directors is the highest leadership body of our organization. It is integral in executing the Alternatives to Violence mission: to provide shelter, advocacy, education and resources for people impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • determining the mission and purposes of the organization
  • strategic and organizational planning
  • fiduciary oversight
  • fundraising and resource development
  • program oversight
  • enhancing ATV’s public image

Each individual board member is expected to

  • support the organization’s mission and vision
  • read and comprehend ATV’s financial statements
  • serve as active ambassadors for the organization
  • fully participate and engage in fundraising events
  • leverage connections, networks and resources
  • prepare for, attend and conscientiously participate in board meetings
  • participate fully in one or more committees
  • sign an annual conflict-of-interest disclosure
  • maintain confidentiality about all internal matters of Alternatives to Violence
  • submit to standard background check

If you are interested in joining the Board of Directors, please email the Board Development Committee at



VRT Advocates help provide 24/7 support to victims by assisting on calls from the Loveland Police Department, other law enforcement agencies and hospitals. VRT Volunteer Advocates serve as an informed source of support to the victims by coordinating and providing immediate contact with victims of crime to offer individual and family support, information on the criminal justice system, support agency referral, aid in acquiring emergency shelter, safety planning, and facilitation in other immediate needs.

This role will respond on scene or through a phone call with the Loveland Police Department or local hospital, advocating for victims of crime. The volunteer victim advocate offers a listening and compassionate ear to validate feelings and support emotions, victim education, or may provide referrals to immediate resources for victims.

Volunteer victim advocates select two to four on-call shifts per month based on their schedule and availability. Volunteer victim advocate shifts are typically 6:00pm to 6:00am, seven days a week, including holidays. We also staff each shift with either a seasoned advocate mentor or a staff person on-call. All volunteer victim advocates also attend a monthly advocate meeting at which we offer continuing education, networking, and support.


  • Must complete 18 hour Core Training with ATV
  • Must complete an additional 20 hour training with VRT Coordinator
  • Must be available overnight and/or weekends

Must have a valid driver’s license and auto insurance

If interested contact our Training and Volunteer Manager, Amanda Mitchell at 970-669-5150 ext. 102.

Direct Service Opportunities:

Safehouse Advocate:

Volunteer Safehouse Advocates assist staff in the safehouse with answering the crisis line, assisting clients, cleaning and organizing, and any other daily tasks needed.


  • Must complete 18 hour Core Training with ATV
  • Must complete 6 hours expanded Safehouse training, and shadowing of staff

School Advocate:

School advocates assist our Outreach Advocate with ATV’s teen dating violence program called ABC’s of Healthy     Relationships. This program examines healthy and unhealthy relationships and gives education and awareness to     students in the Thompson School District.


  • Must complete 18 hour Core Training with ATV
  • Must be able to complete individual Teen Dating Violence Training with the Outreach Advocate
  • Must be able to work with teens in a positive environment

Court Advocate:

Court Advocates assist by attending court with our clients or representing clients at bond hearings, and reporting information to Victim Response Team Coordinator and the client if they do not attend. Court Advocates go to both Loveland and Fort Collins to bond hearings.


  • Must complete approximately 30 hours of Core Training with ATV
  • Must be able to complete individual Court training with the Victim Response Team Coordinator and shadow them at court
  • Must be available to attend court on certain days and time

To learn more about being a Court Advocate, visit here.

ATV Ambassador:

ATV Ambassadors meet with community members and groups and present basic information about ATV and our services. This person may attend service fairs, presentations in the community, community events and fundraising opportunities for ATV. This position does not have direct interaction with clients, but volunteer must have observed our Safehouse to understand what we do, therefore this is a direct service position.


  • Must complete 18 hour Core Training with ATV
  • Must complete an additional expanded training with the Volunteer and Training Manager
  • Must spend 4-6 hours observing in the Safehouse
  • Must have flexibility to attend events
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and insurance


Non-Direct Service Opportunities:

(Volunteers who work with ATV, but not directly with clients.)

Office Assistant

Volunteer Office Assistants welcome new and continuing clients to the office, start clients on intake paperwork if needed, sort mail, answer the phone and refer callers, help admin staff with any paperwork, filing or mailing projects, and perform other general office tasks


  • Must complete 4 hour basic training for ATV
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office is preferred but not required

Friends of ATV (Group projects):

  • Friends of ATV help with agency, ATV housing and Safehouse needs as they arise. Friends of ATV may help with bulk mailings, outreach events, fundraising events and general maintenance of our buildings. Friends of ATV are usually a group working together.

Food Bank Volunteer:

Food bank volunteers go to our local food bank once a week and pick up food for the Safehouse. This position requires an individual or individuals who are able to lift large amounts of food and drinks.


  • Must have driver’s license and proof of insurance
  • Must be able to lift heavy food and drinks to deliver to the Safehouse

Board Member

The ATV Board of Directors establishes direction, ensures adequate resources, and provides oversight so Alternatives to Violence is able to serve its clients.

Undergraduate Internships

ATV offers undergraduate internships in specific areas of interest. Prospective candidates are required to interview with ATV's Volunteer and Training Manager and complete a minimum of 18 hours training. Internships can be offered for credit depending on your school's requirements. 

First step in becoming an ATV volunteer or board member is filling out an application.

General Volunteers Application - click here.
For volunteers interested in direct and non-direct service opportunities.

Board Member Application – email
For individuals interested in serving on the Alternatives to Violence Board of Directors.

Please fill out the appropriate application for your interest and return it via email, mail or fax to:

Volunteer and Training Manager
541 E. 8th  Street, Loveland, Colorado 80537
Phone: 970-669-5150
Fax: 970-669-5136

Thank you for your interest in helping
victims of violence and abuse in our community!


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Alternatives to Violence  |  541 E. 8th St. |  Loveland, CO  80537
Office Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm  |  Monday - Thursday  |  Friday 9:00am-Noon. Closed Saturday & Sunday
Office Phone: 970-669-5150  |  Fax: 970-669-5136  | 

Alternatives to Violence provides shelter, advocacy, education and resources for people impacted by domestic violence , sexual assault and human trafficking.

Alternatives to Violence provides services to women, men and children regardless of race, sexual orientation or legal status.

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