Turning Point

Our mission Turning Point’s mission is to provide programs and resources that enable victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault to regain control of their lives.

Turning Point

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Court Advocate

Volunteers will be providing advocacy, assisting with paperwork, answer questions, providing referrals, and crisis intervention to individuals going through the criminal justice system.
Training: Must complete Turning Point’s 40-hour Core Volunteer Training. 
Time: a minimum of 4 hours per week.
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays

Second Hand Rose (SHR) Volunteer

Turning Point owns and operates a resale shop that accepts many wonderful donations from the community. If you are interested in sorting and organizing, this would be a great place for you to volunteer. No specialized training is required.
Time: 4 hours per week.
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Resident Advocate

Volunteers will be assisting staff to meet the needs of shelter clients. This can include light cleaning, organizing, working in the kitchen/pantry, transportation, providing referrals and providing support for staff. When working with the families and women in shelter you may be providing crisis intervention, referrals and information as well. Our shelter houses women and their children and working in this setting provides a diverse volunteer experience. 
Training: Must complete Turning Point’s 40-hour Core Volunteer Training
. Time: 4 hours per week.
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Administrative/Clerical Volunteer

Volunteering with the administrative staff includes answering phones, filing, making copies, data entry, mailings, various projects and greeting survivors as they come in for services.
 No specialized training is required.
 Time: minimum 4 hours per week.
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work, Indoor
  • None
  • Weekdays

Child Care Advocate

Volunteers will be assisting staff meet the needs of the children in shelter. This position may include light cleaning, organization or other projects that arise in the children’s department. Working with children can consist of providing childcare for mothers in shelter or while they are in group, playing with children, helping children with homework, assisting in field trips or organizing special events/parties.
Training: Must complete Turning Point’s 40-hour Core Volunteer Training. 
Time: 4 hours per week.
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Crisis Line Counselor

Volunteers will be answering telephones to provide crisis intervention, referrals, information, shelter intake and information on Turning Point services to callers. The function of this position is to support shelter and crisis line staff meet the needs of survivors.
Training: Must complete Turning Point’s 40-hour Core Volunteer Training
. Time: 4 hrs per week.
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual, Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Personal Protection Order Advocate


Volunteers will be providing advocacy, assisting with paperwork, answering questions, providing referrals, and crisis intervention to individuals seeking a Personal Protection Order.
Training: Must complete Turning Point’s 40-hour Core Volunteer Training. 
Time: 4 hours per week.
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays

Shelter Facilities and Maintenance


Volunteers will be working with the Shelter Facility Coordinator to help maintain the shelter. This could include basic repairs, gardening, lawn work, working on cars, general handy person projects or other needed projects. Anyone with talent in these areas is welcome to work with us in this capacity. No specialized training is required. 
Time: minimum 4 hours per week.
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Physical, Indoor, Outdoor
  • None, Skilled
  • Weekdays, Weekends
How you help We have never been able to do this work alone. There are many ways that community members are involved with our mission.
About us Turning Point began in 1980 through the grassroots efforts of community volunteers who wanted to provide a safe place for victims of domestic violence Turning Point opened with a 15-bed shelter and 24-hour crisis line. In 1986 sexual assault intervention and prevention were added to our mission. Located in the Metro Detroit, Tri-County area, Turning Point has a long history of providing advocacy for domestic and sexual assault survivors, both locally and throughout the State of Michigan
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