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Help be a Part of the Solution

The support provided by our dedicated volunteers enables The Center for Empowerment and Education (CEE) to reach an average of 30,000 people each year. CEE is indebted to our volunteer force and welcomes you to become a part of this worthwhile organization. Together we can make a difference and work to end the violence.

“Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

~Margaret Mead

Direct Service

As a 24/7 crisis response organization, volunteers assisting with hotline shifts, hospital response, support group facilitators, and child advocacy support help us tremendously to meet the ever-increasing needs in our community. You’re not only helping the individuals experiencing violence in need, but also our organization as a whole – we can only thrive to our maximum capacity with your help.
To be a direct service volunteer, you must complete the 40-hour state-certification training provided in-house per CGS 52-146k. Qualified candidates providing direct service must be 18 years or older and have strong interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity and competency.
Please Note: the topics discussed in the 40-hour training are sensitive in nature and may be triggering for some.
Cost to Attend Training: $75 for community members/public, $29 for students. Cost covers background checks and materials for training.

  • 24/7 Hotline Shifts
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocate
  • Hospital Response
  • Shelter Advocate
  • Support Group Facilitator
  • Child Care
  • Clerical Support (Filing, Copying, Organizing, etc.)

Non-Direct Service Opportunities

Non-direct service volunteers do not need to complete certification training to help with our awareness month committees, donation drives, community outreach, or events such as our Annual 4K SafeWalk, Annual Breakfast and Dinner, holiday programs, and more.

  • Fundraising Events
  • Special Skills Workshops (ie: cooking class, yoga class, financial literacy)
  • Donation Drives
  • Awareness Months
  • Committee Support
  • Tabling Events
  • Prevention Education Team support
  • Community Outreach
  • Holiday Program Support
  • Board of Directors

Be A Volunteer


Email our Volunteer and Training Coordinator at

Where we Help

CEE is available to help anyone, though we focus on the following towns and zip codes.

Success Story

In the deep cold of winter, Beth’s partner, provider, and her abuser, purposefully did not pay the energy bill. How would Beth keep herself and her three children warm without heat?

How to Help Us

It is thanks to the support of people like you that The Center for Empowerment and Education (CEE) is able to provide free and confidential services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other major life challenges.

CEE Events

Our events are a key part of our fundraising program, as well as a platform with which to share our success stories, engage with each other, and have a good time.


Be a part of the solution!

The support provided by our dedicated volunteers enables The Center for Empowerment and Education (CEE) to reach an average of 30,000 people each year.