Application Process

Join a dynamic and passionate group of W&M students.

All students are encouraged to apply to become a Confidential Advocate at The Haven. The Haven is particularly interested in creating a diverse and inclusive resource center with volunteers who have varying identities and cultural backgrounds. Often compassion, empathy, inclusivity, and boundaries are the most valued skills a volunteer can possess. 

Application Process

The following steps outline the application process. The Haven receives more qualified applicants than we have the capacity to accept. If you are not accepted on your first attempt, please reapply during the next application process. Both the online application and the interview are scored based on a rubric to create consistency and fairness during the application process. If you are interested in become a volunteer, please fill out this Volunteer Interest Form.

  1. Online application - This is the first step in the application process. The online application is generally released in early March. The Director of The Haven, The Haven Advisory Board, and selected Haven volunteers participate in scoring applications.
  2. Interview - If you are selected for an in-person interview, a current Haven volunteer will contact you. Usually, two current volunteers conduct the interview.
  3. Selection Process - The Director of The Haven, The Haven Advisory Board, and selected Haven volunteers participate in determining new volunteers using a scoring process.
  4. Notice - After the application process concludes, students will be notified via email if they have been selected or not been selected as a new Confidential Advocate.