CVA Training in August, is postponed until further notice due to COVID-19.
Please continue to check back here for updates.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Development Team at [email protected]

What Can I Do as a Volunteer or Intern?

TESSA Staff works with volunteers and interns to find the best fit within the agency. Volunteer and internship opportunities include the following PDF below:

CVA Volunteer Job Description
  • Administrative Support: Provide filing, data entry, phone support and special project assistance.
  • Children’s Program: Educate and facilitate art and recreational activities with children living with, or coming from homes with, domestic violence and abuse.
  • Confidential Victim Advocacy: Assist clients with the Temporary Protection Order process, court support, safety planning, information/referral services, and hospital response.
  • Crisis Line: Provide telephone crisis intervention, information and referral services on our 24-hour crisis line.
  • Development: Assist with special events and projects, administrative support, data entry, and fundraisers.
  • Safehouse: Provide case management and client services for female victims and their children residing in the Safehouse.
Volunteer Opportunities

General Info for Prospective Volunteers

Individual TESSA Volunteers must complete our 36-hour Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Advocacy Training. Depending on the specific area of interest, additional training may be required. All Volunteers receive ongoing education and support throughout their time at TESSA. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

General Info for Prospective Interns

TESSA offers both undergraduate and graduate internships within the Clinical Department only. Prospective graduate interns are required to interview with TESSA’s Counseling Department for acceptance into the program. All accepted undergraduate and graduate interns are required to complete our 36-hour Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Advocacy Training program.

Did we pique your interest?

If you’re still interested in volunteering, or in an internship position, please fill out our online application by clicking the button below. As a part of working with our organization, you will be subjected to a background check, which will cost you $35.
Volunteer Training is three times a year: January, May, and August* will be changed due to COVID-19.
If you have any questions before applying please contact the Development Team at [email protected]