Volunteering at Turning Point

Volunteers help us with a variety of tasks. We have opportunities for support at the administrative office, shelter, and in the community. Tasks include crisis call support, on-call transportation of clients, assistance with in-shelter child care, community outreach, advocacy, event assistance, and much more. Requirements to be a volunteer are:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Must complete a child abuse/neglect form to be submitted by Turning Point to the Department of Human Resources.

  • Cannot be a current client of Turning Point.

  • If individual is a victim/survivor, must wait at least 1 year from most recent event to apply in the interest of survivors’ and clients’ safety and health.

  • Must complete first day intensive training, and at least 2 supplemental trainings per quarter.

  • Must complete a minimum of 8 hours of service per month.

  • Must complete 3 shifts to receive certificate and a minimum of 30 hours to qualify for a letter of recommendation.

  • Students must remain active for the duration of their college tenure; non-students must commit to long-term time period that will be determined during onboarding.

  • Must provide formal notification of resignation if cannot volunteer anymore.

To apply, please submit this volunteer application and team form. Once you have applied, the volunteer coordinator will contact you to set up an interview, during which a training date will be established. Any questions or concerns can be addressed to the volunteer coordinator by emailing volunteer@turningpointservices.org or by calling 205-758-0808.

Our volunteers are instrumental in achieving our mission and ending violence in our community. Join our team and help us bring peace to West Alabama!