Many volunteer opportunities are available at A better Way. Work one-on-one with our clients or provide in-direct services such as cleaining, lawn care, meal preparation, etc.

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

Direct Service Volunteer

I chose to volunteer at A Better Way because they not only provide a safe place for victims, but also provide them with resources they need to get back on their feet.

Logan Miller

Direct Service Volunteer


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 shelter clients and their children in the areas of crisis intervention, child care, transportation, and emotional support.

Crisis hotline workers are here to help 24/7.

Crisis Hotline Volunteer

Our on-site crisis hotline volunteers are trained to provide immediate, confidential support to persons feeling suicidal, or in any type of crisis. Enjoy flexible hours that fit your schedule!

Volunteers help create a space for children to play after school.

Children’s Program Volunteer

Our children’s program volunteers provide services to shelter 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.

Marian plants flowers around the shelter premises.

Indirect Service Volunteer

Our indirect service volunteers provide support to the agency that does not involve working with clients, 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.


Direct service volunteers and interns will be trained on how to complete assessments over the phone and in person directly with clients seeking services.


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.