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Lend a hand. Change a life.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Family Services’ programs. Volunteer crisis counselors complete a certificated 40-hour training course and answer our domestic violence and sexual assault hotlines and respond to crisis situations in person. Because of them, confidential crisis services are available every day of the year, 24 hours a day. These incredible community members volunteer on a regular schedule during their evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Other individuals and groups pitch in with administrative support, special projects, donation drives, facility maintenance, or fundraising events. Last year, our volunteers gave more than 12,000 hours of their time—that’s the equivalent of more than six full time employees.

To learn more about volunteering please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Lorene Mendoza, at 559-732-1970, or email

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Volunteer Training 

  • A casual Zoom meeting where you can learn about current volunteer opportunities with Family Services, meet our staff, and ask any questions you may have.

  • 40-Hour Crisis Counselor Trainings

    We hold 40-hour trainings each Spring and Fall to certify volunteers as crisis counselors. Future training dates will be shared here when they become available.

Volunteer Application

Thank you to our generous sponsors.

  • The Sence Foundation
  • First 5 Tulare County
    First 5 Tulare County
  • The Law Office of Afreen A. Kaelble
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