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April 5th, 2022 by ATV Staff

It is April, which means it is National Volunteer Month!  Alternatives to Violence (ATV) loves our volunteers; they are huge contributors to what we do and how we assist clients.

At ATV, we have many types of volunteer roles that can be broken down into two major types:  direct service roles and non-direct service roles.  Direct service roles are exactly how they sound–you work directly with clients.  These are roles such as our Safehouse Advocate, Court Advocate, Victim Response Team Advocate and Teen Dating Violence Advocate.  Other volunteers choose to work in our office or at events, where you may still see clients, but you are not working with them on a day-to-day basis. 

Volunteers assist our advocates by providing much-needed breaks, answering the phone, listening to a client who may have an issue, or any other need that may arise.  Volunteers are so important to our program because they allow our advocates to spend more one-on-one time with clients to assist them with meeting their goals while they are with us. 

In honor of National Volunteer Month, we want to feature two of our fabulous volunteers.

Kelly has been with ATV since August 2021.  She moved to Fort Collins from South Dakota recently to be closer to her children.  Kelly loves working with clients and staff.  She gives back to her community by assisting ATV with not just work in our SafeHouse, but at events and daily needs.  Kelly is always willing to lend a hand and does it with a smile and kindness.  Her sense of humor and empathy for others make her a special part of our team at ATV.  

Sharon has been with ATV since last June and helps with our Resource Center office, assists with bond hearings if needed and is a member of our Boutique Committee.  Sharon is an organizing queen and has helped us so much since she has started! 

Much gratitude and thanks to Kelly, Sharon and ALL our volunteers!

If you are interested in volunteering at ATV, email our Volunteer and Training Manager , Amanda Mitchell, at, or call us at 970-669-5150.  Our volunteer process includes an application and interview to make sure we are a good fit for you and you are a good fit for us.  We look forward to hearing from you!