Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with us. We rely very heavily on our volunteers to provide a caring, supportive, and compassionate experience for our storytellers. Before you fill out the application, there are a couple requirements we want to make sure you know.


  1. All of our volunteer scheduling and communication happens on our Slack channel. If you're not familiar with Slack, it will be explained to you. There is a Slack app for iOS and Android (which we highly recommend), or there is a desktop app for your computer. Or you can login through the actual website, which will be provided to you.
  2. Our volunteers each commit to one day a week to respond to 10-15 of the most recent stories at You will be added to a day team, and your whole team responds on the day you've chosen.
  3. All of our volunteers must be comfortable talking online about sexual violence, and talking with people about their experiences. Training will be provided on how to respond.
  4. All of our volunteers must be willing to complete an online training after completion of this application.


If any of this sounds like too much of a commitment, we totally understand. However for the people who come to us for help, we must hold our volunteers to a high standard. Please only proceed with the application if you agree to the above terms. If it all sounds feasible to you, please scroll down to complete the application.


We are glad you're here. 

Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the AVFTI Volunteer Team!  You will receive a confirmation email when your application is received, as well as steps to take to begin volunteer training on your own.  If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact our volunteer coordinator at  [email protected].