Give the Gift of Service

The Cape Cod Center for Women has many ways for you to join us as a volunteer in our mission of ending intimate partner violence in the lives of women and their children. You can choose client services (training required) or indirect volunteer opportunities based on your interest and time availability. Please contact Executive Director Mary Starr at or 508-564-7233 for information about any of the opportunities below.

Child care assistant

Assist moms, and center staff with children in shelter or at community support group sites.

Hotline advocate

Answer hotline to women calling in crisis. Provide callers with referral information, emotional support, and conduct intakes for women and children who are candidates for shelter.


We always need people to transport clients to medical appointments, job interviews, school night programs, housing appointment interviews and other weekly events, on and off Cape.

Fundraising event volunteers

Assist in the production of fundraising events.


Answer office phone and perform general clerical duties.

Shelter maintenance

Painting, landscaping, general repairs.


Teach nutrition skills and meal preparation techniques.

Material goods coordinator

Oversee storage units and coordinate incoming and outgoing items including in-kind donations.

Development assistant

Assist the executive director and board of directors with grant writing, special events, developing Web site content or clerical/administrative support.

Board member

Our active board is responsible for ensuring the successful operations of the shelter through governance, fiscal oversight and fundraising. We meet monthly and host several events throughout the year.

If you are interested in serving on our board, please contact either the Board President or the Executive Director at or phone 508-564-7233.