Become an Activist

Helpline Volunteer

Join Break the Cycle’s mission to end domestic and dating violence by responding to help e-mails. Depending on individuals’ needs, you will provide basic information about domestic and dating violence, staying safe and offer appropriate referrals for various services, such as counseling, shelters and legal assistance.

Skills You Will Use

  • Sensitivity
  • Ability to listen and communicate well
  • Dedication
  • Desire to help others

Skills You Will Build

  • Understanding of and ability to talk about domestic and dating violence
  • Responding to requests for help and information
  • Enhanced communication skills

How To Get Started

Complete the Break the Cycle volunteer application, specifying the Helpline Volunteer service track. We will contact you for an initial interview.

Leadership Track

Want to do more? Once you have set up a regular schedule, you will find more interesting projects coming your way, like researching additional service providers and helping to build our referral database. Help teens across the nation by letting them know they can reach out! Want even more? Consider using your time here as internship credit!

Commitment: Available 8 hours per week. Must commit to at least 6 consecutive weeks.

Download this service description.

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