Work With MCVP

If you’d like to volunteer or work with MCVP contact our Direct Services Program Director at:

MCVP is Hiring!

We're looking for a

Shelter Advocate

(40 hrs, Full-Time, Non-Exempt)

Must be able to pass a background check

Please send a cover letter and resume to Kathy Mota, Direct Services Program Director at

Accepting applications until the position is filled.

Position Information:

MCVP’s shelter program is based on an empowerment model that assists survivors in creating a strong foundation of support when fleeing domestic and sexual violence, stalking, and human sex trafficking.

This position works with survivors both one-on-one and in a group setting to begin their journey through post-traumatic growth. This position requires an individual to have in-depth knowledge of Excel, and Word, strong organizational skills, and attention to detail. The person in this position should be self-motivated and will be expected to build upon current shelter programming. Shelter programming will focus on education and life skills survivors can use in the shelter and beyond. Individuals applying must be team players as all advocates work together to assist survivors in moving forward with their lives. MCVP direct services have amazing advocates and we can’t wait to add to our team!

  • Answer incoming crisis line calls and support supervisors with telephonic advocacy
  • Provide in-person support to survivors (this can include court, legal, and/or hospital advocacy
  • Built upon current shelter programming to (ability to change, edit, and improve current programs to best meet current industry standards)
  • Provide peer-to-peer counseling with survivors both at the shelter and office.
  • To manage the emergency shelter program and work with a team of staff and volunteers to provide direct services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Screen, refer, and/or provide safe shelter to survivors and their children
  • Provide crisis intervention and support services to shelter guests and families
  • Provide case management services to shelter guests and families
  • Implement shelter program to provide support to survivors on building and maintaining boundaries, effective communication, overcoming guilt, etc. to assist in moving survivors from survivor to thriver. 
  • Organize, update, and maintain reference and resource files at the shelter
  • Coordinate donations and supplies at the shelter and communicate with Direct Services Program Director about unmet needs
  • Maintain a full inventory of supplies and property at the shelter and communicate with Assistant Director about unmet needs
  • Coordinate with Direct Services Program Director to maintain the physical property of the shelter, including the building and yard
  • Attend quarterly Shelter Management meetings at the NHCADSV
  • Provide direct services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking, including system advocacy
  • Complete survivor contact logs in accordance with NHCADSV Program Standards and agency protocol
  • Provide advocacy on 24-hour crisis line beyond regular office hours as scheduled
  • Maintain an active referral network with professionals, businesses, and social service agencies to assist victims
  • Work with the staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors to establish directions and priorities for MCVP
  • Participate in special projects and assignments as required for the effective operation of the organization, which may include participation in special projects at the Coalition level
  • Complete education and outreach logs in accordance with NHCADSV Program Standards and agency protocol


  • Minimum of an undergraduate degree, or equivalent experience in a related field
  • 35 hours of training in accordance with NH RSA 173C (provided by MCVP)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Crisis intervention and advocacy skills
  • Understanding of issues related to domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking
  • Knowledge of local community resources
  • Adequate computer facility, including word processing and Outlook
  • Reliable transportation
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Insurance coverage (vehicle)
  • Criminal background and DMV check
  • Must live, or be willing to re-locate to the Monadnock Region


  • 100% discrete service
  • 40 hours, full-time, non-exempt

Responsible to:

Direct Services Program Director

Salary & Compensation

$18/hour with health benefits including vision and dental, retirement contributions; and up to 4 weeks of paid vacation time.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Kathy Mota, Direct Services Program Director at

Accepting applications until the position is filled.

Join Our Team as a Per Diem Advocate!

Choose your own schedule and serve as first point of contact for survivors! Per diem advocates answer crisis line calls in their own home, on overnight and/or weekend shifts. Advocates listen, support, provide information and referrals, and discuss options with the caller. Advocates also respond to local hospitals and police stations to support survivors, as well as screen in survivors seeking emergency shelter.

If interested, contact our Direct Services Program Director at: (603)-352-3782 or via email. Training forms and schedules here:

Volunteer Opportunities with MCVP Include:

  • Direct Service Advocate
  • Support Group Facilitator
  • Prevention Education & Outreach
  • Fundraising & Event Planning

Volunteer Guidelines

Who is qualified to become an MCVP Volunteer?

  • You are 18 years of age or older
  • You are sensitive to issues of sexual and domestic violence
  • You are open-minded and non-judgemental in your interactions
  • You successfully complete MCVP’s training program

What is MCVP's application procedure?

  • All applicants will complete a Volunteer Application form, provide the names of three references, and participate in an interview with the Direct Services Coordinator.
  • All information submitted will be considered in determining eligibility for volunteering with the agency.
  • All information will be kept in strictest confidence, to the extent permitted by law, and will become part of the volunteer’s file.
  • MCVP reserves the right to deny or terminate a volunteer from the training program should we find the volunteer’s conduct to be detrimental to the agency or if any false, dishonest, or otherwise misleading representations have been made.

Other Volunteer Positions

Support Group Facilitator

One way to reduce the isolation of domestic and sexual violence is to develop forums for survivors to come together and share their stories with a supportive group of peers. Volunteer advocates facilitate these meetings and can assist staff advocates with the development of innovative groups. This position requires additional training that we do not always offer, but please contact us if you are interested! 

Fundraising and Event Planner

Contact MCVP to find out more about getting involved in event planning committees, development committees, and the Advisory Council. If interested, contact our Development Director at:

Volunteer FAQ

• You are 18 years of age or older
• You are sensitive to issues of sexual assault and domestic violence
• You are open-minded and non-judgmental in your interaction with
• You successfully complete and fulfill all aspects of MCVP’s training program for volunteers

A: Crisis Intervention Workers provide confidential support, information, and advocacy to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, their families, and friends via phone or in person at police stations, hospitals, or the MCVP office.

Volunteer Court Advocates assist with filing domestic violence petitions, and other related court procedures and are available to accompany domestic violence or sexual assault victims through the court process.

Educational Volunteers work in the schools to help conduct programs about sexual assault and domestic violence, and to make community presentations. Office and Fundraising Volunteers provide office or special event support to the agency.

A: Volunteer Crisis Intervention Workers are provided with extensive training before working with victims. This training covers a wide range of topics and provides ample opportunity for volunteers to practice responses to a variety of situations.

In-service sessions are up to date with the latest information needed to assist survivors, their families and friends.

A: Many people fear that doing this type of work will overwhelm them. Most Crisis Intervention Workers find, however, that it is very rewarding to have helped empower a person who is going through a crisis related to sexual assault/abuse.

We learn as much about people’s strengths as we do about their pain. Volunteers have the satisfaction of knowing that their work makes a real difference, both in individual lives and in the struggle to end sexual and domestic violence in our society.

A: To register for volunteer training or for more information, contact the Direct Services Program Director at or call 603-352-3844.