Transition House is Cambridge’s nonprofit domestic violence agency, providing emergency shelter, transitional and supported housing and youth prevention education to our community since 1975. Transition House created the first emergency shelter on the East Coast for women and children escaping domestic violence.
For nearly 40 years, Transition House has been an innovator of dynamic programs that have helped thousands of families and educated tens of thousands of youth. It’s trauma-informed programs help people rebuild their lives in the aftermath of violence by emphasizing personal empowerment, economic self sufficiency, education access, job skills development, permanent affordable housing, positive parenting, youth development,and overall wellness.
Transition House was founded by dedicated volunteers and continues to rely on the skills, knowledge and experience volunteers in our community bring. Volunteers are welcome to join the team year-round.
How To Volunteer
Are you interested in volunteering at Transition House? Do you have a great idea for a volunteer project?
Transition House welcomes community members looking for an opportunity to donate their time and expertise to help break the cycle of violence.
Volunteer opportunities include:
- Administrative office work
- Fundraising event planning and organizing
- ESL instruction and tutoring for adult learners in math and other subjects
- Organize field trips to local museums
- Playspace Activity Leaders to work with children of all ages (evenings only Mon-Thurs)
- Moving and storage services
- In-person Translation (currently need: Spanish, Haitian Creole, Mandarin Chinese)