Internship/Volunteer Opportunities

Supervised by: Shelter Manager

Roles and Responsibility:

The role of the Shelter Intern is to provide support at the shelter. Responsibilities will include assisting the shelter staff in various activities and projects. Must be able to commit at least 9 months for 15-20 hours/week.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Manage a client’s case under the close supervision by staff
  • Cover the hotline shift
  • Accompany clients to appointments
  • Assist clients with housing search, job search, directions, and anything else they may need
  • Teach life skills (transportation, grocery, computer, library, etc)
  • Plan in-house activities and/or field trips for women, children and families
  • Develop and conducting age appropriate activities for children that are not yet enrolled in daycare/school
  • Provide child care while residents are in meetings (evening) or at appointments
  • Provide office support (answer phones, file, errands)
  • Maintain playroom, donation room, supply room, and food pantry
  • Solicit donations as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

*Note: Shelter Intern can be assigned to a specifically designed project.


  • Ability to take the initiative, and to work independently and as a team player
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Commitment to our agency’s mission of elimination of domestic violence and to strengthen Asian communities
  • A sense of humor

FAX or email your application and resume to:
Nai Saetern
Shelter Manager
P.O. Box 120108
Boston, MA 02112
Fax: (617) 338-2359

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