Do you like helping others?

Do you want to help end domestic violence and sexual assault in your community?

Get Involved!!!

At First Step we recognize the benefit in having volunteers on our team. With the help of volunteers, we can create a larger support system for our clients and communities.

During the 2013-2014 fiscal year, approximately 520 people stepped up and volunteered at First Step. With the help of volunteers, we are able to create family fun nights for families in our shelter, provide supportive services for our clients involved with the legal system, offer assault response services for clients in crisis and also create opportunities for more funding.

It's not too late! Attend our next Volunteer Training Session.

Register by August 26, 2016 and participate in our training sessions this Fall! You must register and attend each training day in order to be eligible to volunteer. Mark your calendars!
Sunday, September 11, 2016: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, September 18, 2016: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday, September 22, 2016: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Sunday, September 25, 2016: 10:00am – 5:30pm.
To register, please contact Stoyan Francis, Community Service Advocate at 734.713.0662 or click the link below.

Click to Register


Volunteer as a group –
sponsor a family fun night.
Volunteer by yourself –
find a fit in one of our many programs.
Engage in community service –
help with the upkeep of our facility.

Volunteer Opportunities

Assault Response Advocate
Children’s Program
Residential Volunteer
Advocate in the Legal System
Special Projects
Family Fun Night

JOIN US: Orientation Sessions

Come learn more about the work of First Step and how you can be involved with helping end domestic violence and sexual assault in your community.

Agency Volunteer Orientation Sessions take place on the first and third Thursday of every month from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm and every second Thursday from 10:30 am – 11:00 am. Come join us! 


First Steps’s Karen Wilson Smithbauer Center
4400 South Venoy
Wayne, MI 48184

Inquire + RSVP

To RSVP for an orientation or for more information, please fill out the form below or contact Stoyan Francis: (734)713-0662 | volunteers@firststep-mi.org

Your Name (required)

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Best Time to Call (required)

Your Email (required)

What type of Volunteer action are you interested in?

Are you part of a group that would like to volunteer?

If so, please let us know more below.
 Yes No

Are you planning on coming to an Orientation Session?
If so, please let us know which date below.
 Yes No I would like more information first

Anything to add?

Volunteer Forms