Crisis Line 1-800-477-0466
24 Hours (507) 625-3966
Shelter (507) 625-3966
Business (507) 625-8688

Internships and Volunteering

Greetings Prospective Intern or Volunteer!

The Committee Against Domestic Abuse (CADA), Inc. thanks you for your interest in becoming an intern or volunteer.  In order to determine if this opportunity would be a good fit for you, we’d like to highlight some basic information about our organization and the volunteer and intern experience.

CADA is a non-profit organization committed to serving people who have been affected by domestic and sexual violence.  Our commitment to serving these individuals is accomplished through education, advocacy, and shelter.  

We place volunteers and interns in roles alongside shelter and children and family advocates where they help to provide support to women and children residing in our shelter by assisting advocates in answering crisis calls, cleaning, moving, setting up rooms, planning activities, and supervising and caring for children, among other tasks. We also place volunteers and interns in roles alongside community advocates where they help to provide support to clients by assisting advocates with support groups, providing guidance and support within the legal and medical settings, planning and facilitating community awareness events, and participating in prevention education to schools, churches, and businesses, among other tasks.

On this page, you will find descriptions of internship and volunteer positions. The application process for an internship takes between 2-4 weeks; candidates seeking an internship should begin the application process at least one semester prior to the anticipated internship placement.

Internships with CADA are specialized and competitive. Before applying for an internship with CADA, please be advised that you must have a desire to work with victims of domestic and sexual violence, demonstrate empathy and compassion in your interpersonal communications, possess an understanding of the complex nature of trauma (or be willing to learn), and adhere to a highly professional code of conduct, including but not limited to following strict confidentiality policies, maintaining boundaries, and showing reliability, maturity, and flexibility in your work ethic.

Please contact Kristen with any questions.

507.625.8688 ext. 124

Volunteer and Intern Application

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CADA Pets Foster Program

Did you know that up to 40% of individuals and families in abusive relationships state that they will not leave the relationship because they do not want to leave their pets behind? The CADA Pets Foster Program's mission is to seek out safe homes and foster families for pets belonging to individuals and families seeking shelter at CADA. If you are interested in becoming a fosterer for the CADA Pets Program, please review the information below:

CADA Victim Services Offices

  • Blue Earth County - 507-625-8688
  • Brown County - 507-233-6663
  • Faribault County - 507-526-5275
  • Le Sueur County - 507-934-5583
  • Nicollet County - 507-934-5583
  • Sibley County - 507-233-6666
  • Waseca County - 507-835-7828
  • Watonwan County - 507-375-3040

    CADA's office hours are typically 
    8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through
    Friday. Occasionally an advocate
    may not be available during these 
    office hours. You may want to call
    ahead to confirm or schedule an