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Direct & Indirect Volunteer Positions

ACT’s Volunteer Job Opportunities fall into two basic categories based on where you Volunteer within ACT. Please let us know if you have any special talents that are not listed.

Direct Service volunteer positions involve direct contact with ACT clients. Therefore, direct service volunteers are required to have initial Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault training, a total of 54 hours of classroom training and 12 hours of on-the-job training. After the initial training, direct service volunteers will be required to obtain 16 hours of domestic violence training, and 6 hours of sexual assault training each and every volunteer year according to ACT fiscal year.

Some programs such as ACT’s On-Call Program part of our Volunteer Crisis Response Team receive additional specialized training.  All training is conducted in the Admin offices of ACT. After completion of training, a Local and FBI background check will be conducted, as well as a Drug Test on all direct service volunteers. Below are some examples of volunteer opportunities that fall into the Direct Service category.

  • On-Call Crisis Team: This team is made up of individuals who can commit to at least a year of service. Volunteers sign up for 12 hour shifts and are called to advocate when survivors of sexual assault come in for a forensic exam. These volunteers must have reliable transportation.
  • Counseling Internships: Internships are available for Masters level students seeking a degree in mental health counseling.
  • Children’s Program: Volunteers assist with homework, engage children in activities during group or on days when there is no school.

Indirect Service volunteers receive on-the-job training, and there are no Background or Drug Test requirements. Below is a list of some Indirect Opportunities.

  • Second ACT Thrift Store: Located at 12519 South Cleveland Ave. Fort Myers 33907  Hours of Operation are Monday-Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. Volunteers sort and display donated items, keep the store organized and assist shoppers.
  • Community Education: ACT maintains a presence in the community by taking part in several community events throughout the year. These range from health fairs to major fundraising galas. Volunteers assist by selling raffle tickets, parking cars, and a variety of other tasks.
  • Tabling at events is an opportunity for community members of all ages to learn about the services that ACT provides. Volunteers attend an ACT Services training to prepare them to answer questions and share valuable information.
  • Office Support: Volunteers assist with making information packets, filing, event preparation and answering phones.

Volunteer Opportunities At A Glance

Hotline Counselor
Administrative Phone Assistant
On-Call Crisis Response Team
Court Advocate
Children’s Program
Bilingual Translator 
Office Support
Second ACT Thrift Store
Arts for ACT Gallery
Facilities Maintenance
Board of Directors
Furniture Pick-up
Communtiy Education
Fundraising/Special Events Volunteers