JOIN OUR BOARD
VOLUNTEER
INTERNSHIPS
CAREERS
SUPPORT OUR WORK


JOIN OUR BOARD
Have you ever considered joining a non-profit Board of Directors? We want to talk to you! As part of TNLR’s Board, you will have the opportunity to help the organization strengthen and grow while broadening your skills and experience. Share your creativity, your passion for social justice, your prior board experience, prior life experience, grassroots fundraising ideas and more. People of color, trans people, survivors of partner abuse are especially encouraged to apply. Interested in learning more about what service on our Board looks like? Contact us! Ready to apply to the Board? Fill out this form and we’ll be in touch shortly!


VOLUNTEER
• Do you want to support survivors of partner abuse in your communities?
• Do you want to bring information about partner abuse into your community so that survivors have better support and experience less isolation?
• Do you want to have an impact on the lives of survivors and your community?

Volunteer with The Network/La Red! Learn about our different volunteer opportunities and training methods and apply below! People of color, trans people, survivors of partner abuse are especially encouraged to apply.

TNLR Volunteer Program
There are now two ways to get involved in TNLR’s Volunteer Program. Folks interested in direct service (DS) can become DS volunteers and volunteers interested in outreach, education and/or organizing (OEO) can become OEO volunteers.

1) Direct Service (DS) Volunteers
These are the folks who work directly with survivors. When a survivor needs information, needs to plan around their safety, or simply to connect with someone who can listen without judgment these are the volunteers who are there. DS volunteers provide connection to community, peer-support, safety planning assistance, information about partner abuse, and resources. There are several ways a DS volunteer supports survivors including staffing our crisis hotline, visiting with guests in our safehome, providing safehome space in their home, and facilitating support groups.

2) Outreach, Education, and/or Organizing (OEO) Volunteers
These are the folks that bring the conversation about partner abuse into the community which in-turn provides more support for survivors and decreases isolation. Some volunteers become the face of the organization. Attending events, giving information about TNLR, partner abuse and our services. They provide survivors, their families, and their friends with access to support and other services. Some OEO volunteers teach about partner abuse through our PACE (partner abuse community education) program. Other volunteers help through committee work planning events, planning around how we do our work with intention and care, and organizing how we connect in communities.

TNLR Training
Core Training will provide volunteers with information about what partner abuse is, information about the communities we specifically serve, information about TNLR’s philosophies regarding partner abuse and the roots of oppression, as well as basic screening skills. Volunteers completing the core training cannot work directly with survivors as this portion of the training does not cover those skills. The Complete Training builds on the Core Training and provides more extensive information and practice in screening, supporting survivors, legal information, crisis intervention, and listening skills. This training is specifically for volunteers who will do direct service. Applications are accepted year-round however interviews are held in August and September for the Fall Training and in January and February for the spring training. Core training for OEO volunteers is about 35-40 hours long and Complete Training is about 60-65 hours long.

Volunteer Testimonials:
“The Network/La Red has such a good policy in place that makes it easy for volunteers to stay connected to the organization.” -Amy

“I feel like The Network/La Red has been one of the best experiences I’ve had, as far as training, volunteering, and teaching.” -Anonymous

“By the end of volunteer training, we had the tools, practice, resources, and support we needed to start our work as volunteers. Plus, the trainers and my fellow trainees are awesome! Even on the more intense days, I so appreciated our important time together. And I’m excited to be part of The Network/La Red team now!” -Jessica

“I found myself saying ‘Yes!’ a lot during volunteer training; it really mirrored my own values about empowerment and social justice, and gave me real skills and practice for the work we do with survivors and in fighting oppression. I really like being able to volunteer doing direct services and organizing, and being part of an organization committed to both.” -Ian

Fill out this form if you’re interested in being a TNLR volunteer and we’ll be in touch within 1-2 weeks.


INTERNSHIPS
An internship at The Network/La Red can complement and enhance your skills and looks great on a resume. Not only does an intern gain experience working on a project, but also gains the knowledge of working in a small non-profit. All internships are unpaid.

Internships with TNLR Training
Interns interested in working with survivors, conducting community trainings, and or doing outreach will go through our comprehensive 60 hour training. Applications are accepted year-round however interviews are held in August and September for the Fall Training and in January and February for the spring training. Core training for OEO volunteers is about 35-40 hours long and Complete Training is about 60-65 hours long.

What can an Intern with TNLR Training do?
o Cover hotline providing support, crisis intervention, information, and safety planning
o Legal advocacy
o Research and maintain records
o Conduct community trainings
o Attend solidarity events on TNLR’s behalf
o Provide one-on-one support to survivors
o Do outreach at events
o Learn more about the inner workings of a non-profit

Advertising & Multimedia Design
• Create new print ads, brochures, flyers, and handouts
• Maintain & update website
• Layout, design, editing, and proofreading of newsletter & website
• Research costs of advertising

Special Projects
• Planned on a student by student basis

Internships without TNLR Training: What can an intern who doesn’t attend TNLR training do?

Advertising & Multimedia Design
• Create new print ads, brochures, flyers, and handouts
• Maintain & update website
• Layout, design, editing, and proofreading of newsletter & website
• Research costs of advertising

Special Projects
• Planned on a student by student basis

Application Process
• Complete Volunteer Application Here (follow this link to apply now!)
• The Volunteer coordinator will contact the person to set up an interview and will send an email with information about the next volunteer training.
• Interview with volunteer coordinator.
• Reference check- references can be professional or friends and family
• Acceptance into the volunteer training
• Scheduling the volunteer training around the availability of the largest group of interested volunteers

We provide support and ongoing supervision for all positions. People of color, differently abled people, domestic violence survivors, and transgender folks are encouraged to apply.


CAREERS
The Network/La Red is a grassroots, survivor-led organization working to end domestic violence in LGBTQ, SM, and polyamorous communities. We do so through community organizing and education, movement-building, and providing direct services, and we’re looking for someone to join our dedicated staff. People of color, trans people, survivors of partner abuse are especially encouraged to apply.

Daytime Weekend Advocate
Outreach and Education Associate
Volunteer Coordinator


SUPPORT OUR WORK
Be a part of ending partner abuse in our communities! Your tax-deductible donation of any size can fund our hotline, help cover the cost of a safe home stay for someone fleeing their abusive partner, continue our support group, provide community education, and expand our programming. You can contribute in several ways:

1) Send a check/money order to:
The Network/La Red
PO Box 6011
Boston, MA 02114

2) Simply follow this link to make a secure online donation by paypal or credit/debit card. Make a one-time donation, or become a weekly, monthly, or yearly sustainer. Sustainers provide us with the regular income we rely on throughout the year.

3) Donate at no cost to you!
• Put your used vehicle to work! Donate your car, boat, truck, RV, motorcycle, jet-ski or snowmobile, no matter what condition it’s in, to The Network/La Red. Pick up/towing is free, and we’ll send you an IRS-approved receipt for your taxes. Click here to go to Donation Line, our vehicle donation service provider. When filling out their form, just choose The Network/La Red as your charity.
• Don’t toss your old cell phones! Donate them to The Network/La Red! Phones can be in any condition and only the handset and battery (if you have it) are needed. All information on the phone will be wiped clean. You can mail us your phone, or collection boxes are located at select Eastern Bank locations – call or email us for more details. If you want to hold a cell phone drive among your friends, at your job, school, or place of worship, give us a call at 617-695-0877.
• Do you shop online? Shop through the iGive.com shopping portal, and .5% – 26% of your purchase price will go to The Network/La Red, at no cost to you! iGive.com also donates a bonus for each new shopper we refer to them, plus an additional bonus for each shopper you refer – through 6 degrees of referrals! Click here to get started!

4) Planned Giving
How will you be remembered? Too often LGBQ/T people and allies cannot be out about some part of their lives. Through our planned giving program your legacy can live on – OUT & PROUD. Please call 617-695-0877 for more information about our planned giving program.

5) Become our Community Partner! Are you an LGBQ/T or allied organization, business, or social group? Do you want to know how you can help spread awareness of the issue of LGBQ/T partner abuse in our communities? Our Community Partnership Program seeks to build and strengthen relationships with LGBQ/T and allied organizations, businesses, and social groups towards both breaking the silence around issue of partner abuse in our communities and increasing visibility of the broad range of organizations and businesses that stand with us in our work to support survivors. Here are some ways to be a community partner:
• Business Ally – Local businesses promote our work by displaying/distributing our materials and support our fundraising efforts through cash and in-kind donations.
• Solidarity Community Partner – We partner with non-profit/community groups towards mutually supporting our events and campaigns and engaging in cross-training to support our communities and end partner abuse and oppression.
• Adopt The Network/La Red. Be our sustainer. Use your networks and talents to fund-raise for The Network/La Red. Increase your visibility in the community while helping us raise funds vital to supporting survivors and ending partner abuse in our communities.

If you are interested in being a Community Partner please call 617-695-0877.

6) Host a House Party! Hosting a House Party for TNLR can be an easy and powerful way to engage folks in addressing LGBQ/T partner abuse and raise money for important programs. House parties can be anything from a large birthday celebration event to a small dinner gathering of friends. To get started, pick a date for your house party, then call 617-695-0877! We’ll provide you with as much support as you need to make a fun and successful event.