Get Involved

Volunteer or Support Friends of OneEighty or Holmes County Friends and Neighbors of OneEighty


Volunteers play an essential role in our organization. OneEighty deals with sexual abuse, drug intervention, and other sensitive topics, due to that fact, we treat and recruit volunteers like employees. If you are interested in volunteering with OneEighty you must first complete and submit an application form.

After an application has been submitted, we conduct interviews and check references for potential candidates. Qualified candidates are offered a volunteer position and scheduled for one of our quarterly training sessions. Please check this page periodically for scheduled training sessions.

It is important to note that not all volunteers are eligible for all positions. Volunteers may be asked to complete a drug test, background check and/ or TB test.

If you would like to be considered for a volunteer position, please complete, and submit the application at your earliest convenience. If you have any other questions, please call our Main Office at 330.264.8498 and ask for Dwight Sprang, Volunteer Coordinator.


OneEighty uses Volunteer Levels to determine the specific requirements of different volunteer positions:

Level 1 positions do not have direct contact with clients, the community, or confidential information. These positions require a one-day, 3-hour training and include responsibilities such as working in the donation room, cleaning, or maintenance work.

Level 2 positions have limited contact with clients, the community, or confidential information. Jobs may include helping in the office with planning/organization or doing awareness activities/special events in the community. These positions require 3 days of 3-hour trainings and requires a fingerprint background check.

Level 3 volunteers have direct contact with clients, the community, and/or confidential information. These jobs include working in the shelter/residential housing, victim advocacy, and community education. Each of these positions requires a minimum of 2 additional days of training at 4 hours each, as well as a fingerprint background check and a tuberculosis test. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old with proof of a high school diploma/equivalency.

For volunteer opportunities, contact


Please log your volunteer hours HERE

Support Auxiliaries

Friends of OneEighty (formally known as Wayne County Friends and Neighbors and The RISERS):

Friends of OneEighty is an auxiliary organization established to help fund our agency and promote public awareness for all programs offered at OneEighty. The purpose of this organization shall be to enable meaningful involvement, to provide financial resources, to increase public awareness, reduce stigma, promote community outreach, and to educate the community regarding the programs offered at OneEighty. 

Friends & Neighbors began in 1988 with the goal to raise additional monies for OneEighty's emergency shelter and domestic violence and sexual assault victims. The RISERS began in 2011 with the goal to supports the outpatient clients at OneEighty by helping reduce the stigma associated with addiction and ensuring that our substance abuse treatment services remain accessible to the community. 

Holmes County Friends and Neighbors of OneEighty

Friends and Neighbors of OneEighty is a auxiliary organizations established to help fund our agency and promote public awareness of the shelter and its services for domestic violence victims.

Both auxiliary groups host events within their communities. All funds raised at the events help fund OneEighty's program while educating the public on our mission. Auxiliary group events are always highlighted on this site under the News and Events.  If you like to learn more about OneEighty auxiliary group events please contact Christy VanSickle, Community Relations and Marketing Manager at

If you like to donate to Friends of OneEighty or Holmes County Friends and Neighbors, please use the form below.

Please use the drop-down menu to designate which auxiliary group you would like to donate too:

Friends of OneEighty (FOE)

Holmes County Friends and Neighbors (HCFN)


For more information on an auxiliary group or interest in volunteering, please email us at

To learn how to make a tax-deductible donation, please call (330) 264-8498.