Get Involved

Volunteer & Donation Opportunities


All volunteers will be asked to complete a Volunteer Orientation Session.  This is a 1 to 2 hour group session that covers Turning Point policies and procedures.  During this session, a tour of the shelter will be given, and this will be an excellent time to discuss any questions about Turning Point’s Volunteer Program.  Prior to the session, Turning Point asks that volunteers undergo a BCI (background check) at their own expense.  Turning Point will reimburse the cost of the BCI check after the volunteer has completed 20 hours of volunteering within 6 months of the receipt of the completed check.

For more information or to volunteer, please fill out our volunteer form.

Volunteer Form

If you are interested in volunteering for Turning Point, there are many possible volunteer opportunities available.​

Individual Opportunities:

  • Social Media Advocate
  • Shelter Coordinator Assistant
  • Children’s Area Maintenance
  • Literature Distribution: Positions available in Crawford, Marion, Morrow, Union, or Wyandot Counties
  • Spring/Fall Yard Cleanup

Group Opportunities:

  • Meals to Heal: volunteer to donate meals to our emergency shelter residents
  • Host a Collection Drive and Raise Awareness 

If you are interested in donating to Turning Point, here are some opportunities to get involved.

In-Kind Donations

Turning Point has many organizations and individuals who wish to support our families by donating items from our Needs List. To the left is a downloadable list of general items needed.  You may also see a list of current items needed on our AmazonSmile Wish List at or our Walmart Registry for Good at

Due to liability, health and safety concerns, our agency is unable to accept televisions, appliance, large furniture items, computers, printers, car seats, cribs, mattresses, used bedding and pillows.

If you have any questions, feel free to call (740) 382-8988 or email​.

  • Tall Kitchen Garbage Bags
  • Large Trash Bags
  • Paper Towels
  • Household Cleaners
  • Personal Care Items
  • Body Wash
  • Batteries
  • Grocery Gift Cards
  • Grocery Gift Cards
  • Gas Gift Cards
  • Women’s New Socks
  • Women’s New Underwear
  • Women’s New Pajamas (XS – 3X)
  • Copy Paper
  • Postal Stamps

* Please note that used clothing (out-of-season/not on current needs list, stuffed animals, and other fabric related items can be donated to Goodwill. We have a relationship with them that allows our clients to gather needed items with a voucher provided by our staff. Thank you!

Amazon Smile

You shop. Amazon gives. Select Turning Point when shopping on and they’ll donate 0.5% of your purchase back to us!

From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.

Search for: Concerned Citizens Against Violence Against Women Inc.

To sign up, click the button below or visit on your desktop or mobile phone browser.

Amazon Smile

Cell Phone/Smart Phone Donations

Please donate your old cell/smart phones to Turning Point. We will clear the information for you (if you have not) and they are used as 911 safety phones for our clients. We also donate them to an outside agency that specializes in cell phone recycling for domestic violence shelters and we receive funds to benefit the shelter. Thank you for your cell phone donation!