Become a Volunteer

In-Person Volunteer Training will be suspended in Colorado Springs temporarily due to COVID-19 precautions. We hope to start back January 2021.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Volunteer Coordinator Kaitlyn at [email protected]

What Can I Do as a Volunteer or Clinical Intern?

TESSA Staff works with volunteers and clinical interns to find the best fit within the agency. Volunteer and internship opportunities include the following below and a more detailed description is in PDF “Volunteer Opportunities”.
Volunteers must complete the 36-hour Confidential Victim Advocacy (CVA) Training before being able to volunteer at our organization. Groups require special planning. If you are group seeking opportunities to help, please contact our Development Team at [email protected].

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 Clinical 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.
If you have any questions before applying please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Kaitlyn at [email protected]