We all have a role to play in creating communities free from domestic and sexual violence. You can be part of the solution. The work of the Advocacy Center would not be possible without the time and commitment of people like you. Here are some ways you can join us.

Hotline Volunteer

Hotline Advocates help staff our 24-Hour Hotline and provide crisis counseling, advocacy, support and referrals to adult and youth victims of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse. Advocates are required to make a minimum one-year (two semester) commitment that includes four hotline shifts per month. Comprehensive training is provided. Individuals of all gender identities are accepted. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information please fill out our Hotline Volunteer Application or contact our Community Engagement Specialist.


Our Board of Directors and Committees are made up of volunteers who review programs, establish policies, organize fundraising and ensure fiscal stability. Individuals of all gender identities accepted. If you would like more information on becoming a member of our Board of Directors or Committees, contact our Executive Director.

Enough Abuse Tompkins Trainer

The Enough Abuse Campaign is a grassroots community mobilization child sexual abuse prevention program that relies on the efforts of community volunteer trainers. Enough Abuse Campaign volunteer trainers will receive 2 full days of training to prepare them for their important role in educating adults on child sexual abuse and their role in prevention. Trainings are done in pairs. The commitment is 2 trainings per calendar year. If you would like more information about being an Enough Abuse Tompkins Trainer, please fill out our Enough Abuse Application Form and email it to our Community Engagement Specialist.

Take Back the Night Collective

Take Back the Night is an international awareness event held annual in Tompkins County in April during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Members of the Tompkins County community, Cornell , TC3, Ithaca College, and local high school students join together to experience a powerful evening of music, spoken word, speakers and reflection focused on ending domestic and sexual violence. The event is organized and coordinated by a community collective that meets regularly throughout the spring.  Fore more information on Take Back the Night and the Collective visit here.