Volunteer Opportunities

The following volunteer/internship opportunities involve working in the shelter directly with residents:

Women’s Advocate Volunteer/Intern

Women’s Advocate Volunteers and Interns assist staff in providing support to women by:

  • Responding to “request for service” calls
  • Checking women into and out of shelter
  • Providing one-on-one support to women
  • Helping facilitate women’s support groups
  • Safety planning

Since our agency is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, scheduling for this position is flexible and can be worked out to fit your personal schedule.

mother-and-childChildren’s Advocate Volunteer/Intern

Children’s Advocate Volunteers and Interns:

  • Facilitate children’s support groups
  • Provide childcare during women’s support groups
  • Work one-on-one with kids in our “match” program

Facilities Volunteers

There are a lot of things that go into making a house a home. Assistance is needed to keep Friendship Home safe, sound and well supplied. Facility Volunteers aid in:

  • Yard work
  • Sorting and organizing donations
  • Minor shelter repairs
  • Painting
  • “Makeover” a room in shelter or an apartment

The following volunteer opportunities involve working with staff and the community to support victims of domestic violence and their children:

Become a Champion

Champions introduce Friendship Home to others in the community through Welcome MATs (Mission Advancement Talks) and help grow our mission: to support, shelter and advocate for victims of domestic violence and their children. All you need is a passion for this mission!

Learn more about being a Champion.

Special Events Volunteer

Volunteer at Friendship Home’s fundraising events: Safe Quarters and Stuff the Bus. These events are completely dependent on our dedicated volunteers and raise thousands of dollars in goods and funds to ensure Friendship Home’s doors remain open to those in need.


To Volunteer as a Group:
Download the Group Volunteer Application and mail to:

To Volunteer as an Individual:
Download the Volunteer-Intern Application and mail to:

Friendship Home
Volunteer Coordinator
P.O. Box 85358
Lincoln, NE 68501
402-437-9367
daniellej@friendshiphome.org