The following are volunteer positions that we have available:
The Victim Advocate provides emotional support to primary victims and secondary victims during the examination at the hospital or during an interview with the police.
The VA’s purpose is to provide support to the victim without interfering with the medical examination or police investigation. She/he works under the direction of the volunteer coordinator.
This position requires crisis intervention and good communication skills. Must be able to respond to victim/family in a non-judgmental and unbiased manner. Must possess knowledge and understanding of issues of sexual assault and domestic violence.
The VA is required to work a minimum of three shifts per month.
The Community Educator will represent The Center in engaging the public, at community events, in education about the issues of sexual assault and gender violence.
This position requires strong communication skills and the individual should be comfortable with public speaking. Must possess knowledge and understanding of issues of sexual assault and domestic violence.
The Community Educator is required to work a minimum of one event per month.
The Fundraising/Special Events Volunteer help create, design and shape fundraising events, that will reflect the services that The Center provides and encourage support in our cause.
This position requires an individual to have the ability to envision new ways to reach untapped supporters, inspiring and educating them on the needs of The Center as well as providing new insights to current fundraisers/events.
The position requires a one year commitment.
As a group facilitator you will guide and lead individual programs/groups within the community for youth, teens, and/or children. You will facilitate 60-90 minute meetings that take place every week for a designated amount of time. These lessons will be provided to you by our staff and you will be required to shadow and train for each program you facilitate. You will provide the encouragement, set the mood and create the environment for youth to embark on a journey of learning. Each facilitator will run one group at a time. The overall commitment would be one day per week averaging 2 hours for the facilitation. See below for a description of each program available to train on:
DO YOU Program: The DO YOU Program, which is about youth resiliency through the use of creative expression. It is a 10 session program, meeting weekly. During the sessions we tackle a variety of issues from bullying, sexual harassment, dating violence, etc. Each session will meet up to 2 hours and a different activity will be presented weekly that will help promote healthy/non-violent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills to participants.
Safe Dates: We also have the Safe Dates program, which is a dating abuse-prevention program aimed at both male and female middle- and high-school students. The goals of the program are 1) to raise students’ awareness of what constitutes healthy and abusive dating relationships; 2) to raise students’ awareness of dating abuse and its causes and consequences; 3) to equip students with the skills and resources to help themselves or friends in abusive dating relationships; and 4) to equip students with the skills to develop healthy dating relationships, including positive communication, anger management, and conflict resolution. Safe Dates has five core components: 1) a 10-session, dating abuse curriculum; 2) a 45-minute play about dating abuse and violence; 3) a poster contest; 4) parent materials, including a letter, newsletter, and the Families for Safe Dates program; and 5) an evaluation questionnaire.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST:
- Fill out a Volunteer Application Form
- Complete a background check
- Attend 32 hours of training at The Center
- Interview with the Volunteer Coordinator
Fill out our online Application Form by clicking the button below: