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Donate now to make a difference in the life of a survivor!

Your support will help ensure we are able to continue offering these vital services to survivors and their children:

  • Emergency Shelter

  • 24-Hour Crisis Hotline

  • Domestic Violence Supportive Services

  • Sexual Assault Supportive Services

  • Prevention Education - Healthy Relationships Program

  • 24- Hour Emergency Response Program

Shelter Support

(Direct Service)

Volunteers assist in staffing the shelter, which houses survivors of
domestic and sexual abuse. This could include answering the crisis line phone, working directly with clients and/or their children.

Training requirements: 20 hours of in house training required prior to any
contact with clients.

Attendance at New Service Provider training (3 days, located in /around Lansing) preferred but not required.

Emergency Response Volunteer 

Emergency Response Services – Volunteers are on call and respond on scene to survivors who have just
experienced a domestic or sexual assault.

Training requirements:

40 hours of in house training required. Volunteers are able to respond after 20 hours when paired with an advanced responder or staff.


Volunteers provide creative and recreational activities for children in order to allow their parent to access individual/group services, or attend to items on their ‘to do’ list.

Training requirements:
4 hours of in house training required.


Volunteers assist the Board of Directors or agency personnel in the activities necessary for successful fundraising. This could include staffing an event, running errands or activities of an administrative nature.

Training requirements: training specific to the nature of the duties.

Interested? Need More Information?
Send us a note.

Please note: By sending us information about you, we will put you on our lists to receive information from DASAS. You can always opt out later. 



The mission is large and the need is great, but we could not do this important work if not for the dedicated volunteers who greatly give of themselves each day alongside us.


To learn how you can make a difference by joining our team, you can request more information on this page

or by directly contacting:

Deborah Hackworth @ deborahh@dasasmi.org  

Not sure where you fit in?

Read about the many volunteer opportunities at DASAS below! 

There is something for everyone!

Shelter Support

(Indirect Service)

Volunteers assist the shelter staff with other duties. This could include
data entry, file construction, copying documents, computer work, cleaning, or organizing.

Training requirements:

4 hours of in house training required.


Volunteers provide scheduled and/or emergency transportation for survivors of domestic or sexual assault.

Training requirements:

4 hours of in house training required. Valid proof of insurance & drivers license, vehicle in good repair and clean driving record minimum requirements for consideration.



Administrative – Volunteers provide copying, binding, collating, stuffing envelopes, and other activities
of an office nature.

Training requirements:

Training specific to the nature of the duties.

Did we miss you?

Do you have a special skill or area of expertise that you are willing
to share?

We’re interested in discussing these opportunities.


DASAS offers various internship opportunies.  Our supervisors are willing to work with your organization or higher learning institution to accommodate your need.  



Volunteer Files
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The mission of Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services is to lead efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault in southwest Michigan. 

We will assist domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in clarifying their options, accessing community services that support personal choice and will provide a safe place for survivors and their children.  It is our strong desire to walk alongside survivors on their journey, whatever that may look like. 

All DASAS services are free and confidential.


DASAS respects the privacy of our visitors and does not collect any personal information.  We do not attempt to track individuals in any manner and we do not link the web information to any other databases with the purpose of identifying individual website users.  We do not track IP addresses or deposit any "cookies" in an attempt to gain information about website users.  When visitin links to other sites, we encourage you to review the privacy policy and statements of each site you visit.  Any questions regarding DASAS Privacy Policy should be directed to dasasinfo@dasasmi.org.