Individual Volunteering

Since PADV operates two shelters 24/7/365, there are multiple opportunities to assist us with our daily operations.  After checking out some of them below, refer to the "How to Become a Volunteer" section at the bottom of this page to start the application process.

Administrative Support

Provide clerical assistance at our administrative office or safe houses. Tasks may include receiving and directing phone calls, filing, and providing general assistance to PADV staff.

Bi-lingual Advocacy

Help PADV to effectively communicate with clients whose primary language is not English.


Provide childcare for the mother's of PADV's shelters and support groups. 

Crisis Line Support

Work on the front lines to usher intimate partner violence victims to safety by operating PADV's Gwinnett County or Fulton County crisis lines. Tasks may also include providing administrative support and assisting new clients in getting settled in our shelters.  (PADV provides specialized training those interested in operating our crisis lines.)

Legal Advocacy

Work with PADV's legal advocates to assist intimate partner violence survivors through the legal system. Tasks may include attending court with clients and staff and providing administrative support to PADV's legal advocacy staff members. 

Shelter Support

Provide general assistance to the shelter staff. Tasks may include organizing shelter facilities, maintaining inventory, attending special events with shelter residents, updating shelter resources, picking up donations, providing administrative support, assisting staff on large grocery shopping trips, transporting clients to appointments and cleaning.

Special Event Support

Provide assistance in preparing for PADV's upcoming special events.  Assistance may be needed at one the days leading up to events at PADV's administrative office or on-site at the event itself.  Tasks may include setting up, overseeing other volunteers, assisting attendees during the event and cleaning up after the event. This position does not provide direct services to shelter residents.

Teen Advocacy

Support PADV's Teen Advocates by assisting them with the Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program which provides educational presentations and outreach to youths around metro Atlanta.


How to Become a Volunteer

Step One

Print and complete a copy of the New Volunteer Paperwork.  Then submit it to:

Bre'Shae Pittman
Volunteer Coordinator  
Phone: (404) 309-9096

Step Two

Click Here  to register for the upcoming New Volunteer Orientation.