Get Involved

While making a donation, becoming a Supporting Member, and becoming a financial supporter or partner are extremely appreciated and beneficial to DCADV, we also need and appreciate you giving your time to support DCADV’s mission to end domestic violence.

Join a Committee or Task Force

DCADV has a number of Committees, Task Forces, and special groups, and is involved in many others with partner organizations. 

Most groups meet monthly in Wilmington or Dover, and usually offer an opportunity to call in if you’re unable to attend in person.

If you are interested in joining a specific committee or want to find out if one exists around a certain area of focus, contact us at 302.658.2958 or

Hold a Cell Phone Drive

Groups including churches, sororities, civic groups, college classes and honor societies, and workplaces have raised thousands of dollars for DCADV over the years through our partnership with a company called They recycle and refurbish used cell phones (which earn up to $30 each). The unrestricted funds collected for DCADV through these cell phone drives is greatly appreciated.

Below, you will find materials to help you plan your cell phone drive. Whether you are soliciting only members of a group (i.e. church congregation, colleagues, club members) to donate their own used phones, or coordinating members of the group to solicit others (i.e. customers, their friends and family, the local community), DCADV is here to help you. We have additional templates and sample signs, fliers, letters, etc.

If you’re interested in holding a cell phone drive, please review the items below and contact us to let us know of your efforts and with any questions.

Helpful links:

Work at DCADV

Become a Volunteer

There are a variety of ways to volunteer to help prevent and end domestic violence. Examples include:

  • Working in a local shelter or court advocacy program
  • Helping with general office administration at DCADV
  • Helping with DCADV event planning or day of event activities
  • Holding a cell phone drive to benefit DCADV

Please complete a volunteer application below.  We will follow up with you about any opportunities that exist that match your education, requirements, and skills.  Our volunteer needs fluctuate throughout the year, but we will keep all applications on file as opportunities arise.

Please note that DCADV is not a direct service agency.  If you are looking for opportunities where you can work with directly with victims and their families, please contact your local domestic violence program at 302-762-6110 (New Castle County) or 302-422-8058 (Kent and Sussex Counties).

Do an Internship

Occasionally, we have opportunities for interns from local colleges and universities with an interest in Policy and Systems Advocacy; Training and Prevention; and Communications. Please complete the internship application and fax, mail, or email it to We will follow up with you about any opportunities that exist that match your education, requirements, and skills.

All intern positions are filled until Spring 2019.