Career Opportunities

Send cover letter and resume to Julie Franklin, Director of Operations


Mail: Julie Franklin, The Shelter, PO Box 10102, Naples, FL 34101



401(K) Safe Harbor Retirement Plan

Employees will be eligible to participate in this plan the first of the month following 90 days. The Shelter for Abused Women & Children contributes an additional matching amount of $1 per $1 contributed by the team member on the first 3 percent of the annual salary; and $.50 per $1 contributed by the team member on the next 2 percent of the annual salary, after one year of service. 

Health Insurance

The health insurance plan at The Shelter offers team members and their dependents access to medical, dental, and vision insurance benefits. Regular full-time and part-time team members are eligible for coverage on the first of the month following their 90-day introductory period.

Premiums for the full-time team member’s medical insurance benefits are paid 100 percent by The Shelter. Premiums for part-time team members requesting medical coverage are paid 50 percent by The Shelter. Dental and vision insurance, as well as family coverage, may be purchased by the team member at your expense. 

Paid Leave and Holidays

The Shelter offers vacation time off with pay to eligible team members for rest, relaxation, and personal pursuits. Employees in the following employment categories are eligible to earn and use vacation:

  • Regular full-time team members
  • Regular part-time team members

The Shelter offers paid time off for team members when they, their immediate family members, or their partners are ill.

  • Regular full-time team members (80 hours per year)
  • Regular part-time team members (40 hours per year)

The Shelter gives paid time off to full-time team members on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day (January 1)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (third Monday in January)
  • President’s Day (third Monday in February)
  • Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (first Monday in September)
  • Thanksgiving (fourth Thursday in November)
  • Friday after Thanksgiving (fourth Friday in November)
  • Christmas Eve (December 24)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)
  • Your birthday

Other available benefits include:

  • Employees Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Medical Leave
  • Family Leave
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Medical Reimbursement Plan
  • Childcare Reimbursement Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Short & Long Term Disability



  • InternshipsShelter Internship: provides unpaid internship opportunities in the following areas: emergency shelter, service management, advocacy, rural outreach & rural services, court advocacy, primary prevention education and outreach, program research projects, counseling, emergency hotline services, elder abuse services, women of means services, primary prevention programs & services, emergency shelter for animals that belong to victims in residence and transitional living housing. Click for Internship Form
    For more information: Email: Natalia Gonzales ( Natalia Gonzales, The Shelter, PO Box 10102, Naples, FL 34101
  • Options Thrift Shoppe interns: (unpaid, school credit with approval) Candidates must be working toward completing their Masters of Business, Marketing or related field. Additionally, he/she must have knowledge and/or experience in retail enterprise and environment. Click for Internship Form 


volunteerVolunteers are The Shelter’s foundation, providing more than 20,000 hours of support annually in our offices and throughout Collier County. Click for Volunteer Form:

  • Naples and Immokalee Offices (Outreach/program and administrative support)
  • Options Thrift Shoppe – Learn more about our thrift store
  • Beau Venturi Home (emergency shelter) and our confidential 24-hour crisis line 239.775.1101 (special training required)
  • Donation Drives and Cell Phone Recycling
  • Community Events
  • Special Events and Holidays (in-shelter celebrations may require special training)
  • Become a member of the NextGen group


  • Naples office that features our 60-bed shelter, on-site kennel, counseling offices and administrative offices
  • Immokalee Outreach Office providing counseling services in Immokalee
  • Options Thrift Shoppe at 968 Second Avenue North, Naples

Our Guiding Values:

  • The Shelter’s staff serves as ambassadors in the community, carrying the organization’s message to those we meet whether at a work-related event or social gathering.
  • Our pride in those we serve, our programs, services, and our fellow staff is shared in how we communicate about our jobs, coworkers and the organization.
  • The Shelter’s guiding values are integrity, innovation and initiative. We expect to see these values exhibited in our staff as individuals, as well as the organization as a whole.
  • The Shelter is an equal opportunity employer. We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status.  We assure you that your opportunity for employment with us depends solely upon your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • The Shelter for Abused Women & Children complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and support to the Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. If you need accommodations, please advise us when you are called to schedule an interview.

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