Volunteer Application Form

Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a House of Ruth Maryland volunteer. Volunteers must be 16 years or older. Once the application is submitted, you will be contacted about a standard background check. All volunteers must complete a background check before they are able to volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the Continue button at the bottom.

Name and address

Please list your full name and address

Demographic Information

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old in order to volunteer at HRM.

Employer and Employer Address

If you are retired, a student, or not employed you may leave this section blank.

Email Preferences

We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email, however will not send you any email you prefer not to receive. Use the checkboxes below to select the kinds of email you would like to receive from us.


Please include two personal or professional references.

Area of Interest

Which of our volunteer positions interest you? Please feel free to select more than one.

What attracted you to House of Ruth Maryland?

We would love to hear about what drew you to apply to volunteer with us.

Past Volunteer Experiences

Please give us an overview of your past volunteer experiences and what you learned/gained from them. Please include: agencies, city, supervisor, duties, and how long you volunteered with them.

Previous Domestic Violence Experience?

Do you have previous experience working in the issue of Domestic Violence or Intimate Partner Violence? If yes, please describe.

Emergency Contact

Agreement and Policies

I hereby certify that this application is true to the best of my knowledge, information and belief. I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application for volunteer employment. I agree to abide by all House of Ruth Maryland rules and policies. I understand that the volunteer process includes a background check and that I am responsible for those costs. I agree to follow the guidelines and policies outlined by House of Ruth Maryland.