I enjoy volunteering at A Better Way because I feel like I can make a difference. I cook, listen, laugh and encourage them as a role model and friend.Debb Smith
My favorite thing about volunteering at A Better Way is to meet the families here and be there for every little thing in their life.
A group of volunteers pose after helping a client move into their new home.
Direct Service Volunteer
Our direct service volunteers work alongside staff and provide services to survivors and their children in the areas of crisis intervention, child care, transportation, and emotional support. Direct service volunteers also assist in call handling, office work, and other misc. duties.
Volunteers help create a space for children to play after school.
Children’s Program Volunteer
Our children’s program volunteers provide services to children of all ages under the direction of the children’s program staff. This includes childcare, emotional support, homework help, and assistance with enrichment activities.
Delaware Co. Girl Scout Troop 03961 gathered, cleaned and sorted all the plastic bottles needed to make this bench!
Indirect Service Volunteer
Our indirect service volunteers provide support to the agency that does not involve working with survivors, but rather the manual labor, clerical work, and other duties that improve the function and operation of the organization.
You will have an opportunity to get acquainted with our shelter and the day-to-day activities of our organization.
We cover the suicide hotline for 56 counties in Indiana. Each volunteer will have in-depth training on how to identify and handle suicide/crisis calls.
Through training on trauma-informed care materials and development of active listening skills, you will learn how to provide support in any crisis situation.
DV + SA ASSESSMENTS
Direct service volunteers and interns will be trained on how to complete assessments over the phone and in person directly with clients seeking services.
STEWARDS OF CHILDREN
Learn simple and practical actions you can take to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Training Materials by Darkness to Light.
Teaches how to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety.