What can I do?

You can make a difference in our community and in the lives of others by sharing your time and talents. As a volunteer with The Genieve Shelter, your help supports our mission: to prevention and protect against domestic violence. Your volunteer hours will help victims escape the cycle of violence and prevent future family violence. One kind heart will help the hearts of others!

Volunteer Needs

Our next Volunteer Training will be held on Saturday January 26, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more details please contact our administrative office at 757-925-4365


Assist with upcoming Events


Arrange a “Needs Drive” through your church or organization. (See our Needs List)


We need volunteers to conduct small fund-raisers on behalf of the agency to help with general operating expenses.

Information Booths

Help at a Health or Informational Fair by tending a booth or table with information. We frequently present displays at public events. Domestic violence information, along with information about our agency is presented. We sometimes have opportunities to sell items in support of our programs at these events. Volunteers are always needed to help make our presence at this type of event possible.

Office/Online Assistance

We need volunteers to:

  •     Update our website
  •     Monitor our Facebook page
  •     Assist with program development and activities

Please contact our office at (757) 925-4365 for more information about volunteering.


How to text 911:

  1. On your mobile device, enter the numbers "911" in the "To" or "Recipient" field of a new text message...
  2. The first text to 911 should be short and include the location of the emergency, and ask for the police, fire, or ambulance...
  3. Press the "Send" button
  4. Answer questions and follow instructions from the 911 call taker



How to use hand signal:

  1. Click on this link to see more: LINK 
  2. When virtually talking with a friend, social worker, case manager, doctor, etc. you can use the signal to non-verbally ask for help
  3. The person seeing the symbol should then ask you yes or no questions to get you the best help you need (Ex. Would you like me to call 911? Do you need me to call a shelter and look into services for you?)