There are many opportunities to volunteer at the Retreat. Please feel free to phone us to find out more, or to suggest something else you could do to help us help victims of family abuse. Potential volunteers are invited to attend our Volunteer Orientation meeting that takes place once a month, call 631.329.4398 for details.
Computer instruction for staff
Although our hotline is a 24-hour service, volunteers are needed during regular business hours, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm to:
process police reports
answer hotline calls from clients who may be looking for shelter, counseling, advocacy or someone to just listen.
Training is required as is the approval of the Retreat Director.
Storytelling with children
Computer training for mothers
Resume writing for mothers
Babysitting in early evening so mothers can attend parenting classes
Arts & Crafts activities
Sort through donations
Pick up/deliver donations
Work in the shop
Speakers are occasionally needed to inform the community of the Retreat’s mission. If you enjoy public speaking this is for you! We will train you as to all the different services we have to offer so you will be well informed when you speak on our behalf.
Organize & plan events
Assemble gift bags
Sell raffle tickets
Join our In-School Violence Prevention Education Program servicing schools on the North and South Forks of eastern Long Island.
Assist educators during the presentations
Help students with written work
Train to become a program presenter
490 Wheeler Road Suite 274
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Tel: (631) 761-8518
Fax: (631) 761-8522
The Suffolk County Fatherhood Initiative (SCFI) is a community-level program of the Retreat Inc, a nonprofit organization that has offered shelter, counseling, advocacy, and supportive services to victims of domestic violence since 1987