Volunteer Opportunities

Victim Advocate

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. She/he works under the direction of the volunteer coordinator.This position requires crisis intervention and good communication skills. Applicant must be able to respond to victim/family in a non-judgmental and unbiased manner. The VA’s purpose is to provide support to the victim without interfering with the medical examination or police investigation.

  • Required to work a minimum two shifts per month
  • Must be 21 years of age

 


Community Educator

 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. 

  • Required to work a minimum of one event per month.

 


Group Facilitator

As a group facilitator you will guide and lead individual programs/groups within the community for adults, teens, and/or children. You will facilitate 60-90 minute meetings that take place every week for a designated amount of time. The curriculum will be provided to you by our staff and you will be required to shadow and train for each program you facilitate. 

  • The group facilitator will be required to attend an additional training for each program they want to help facilitate.
  • Each facilitator will run one group at a time. 
  • The overall commitment would be one day per week with groups/programs lasting up to 2 hours each session.
  • Each program will run for a number of weeks. Facilitators are required to have time blocks available each week for the group. 
  • Facilitators are required to have strong presentation and communication skills. 
  • Topics include, but not limited to, resiliency, dating violence, healthy relationships, etc. 
  • Facilitators must be comfortable working independently to run programs. 

 


Fundraising/Special Events

The Fundraising/Special Events volunteer will help create, design and shape fundraising events and non-events, that will reflect the services 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.

 


All applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Applicants must possess knowledge and understanding of issues of sexual assault and domestic violence. 
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age to apply, but must be 21 years of age to do Direct Services with survivors.
  • Applicants must complete a criminal background check.
  • State accreditation standards mandate that all volunteers must complete at least 32-hours of training – this means that attendance in all classes is a must.
  • Volunteer applicants must be able to attend mandatory in-service training and meetings.
  • Applicants must commit to 1 year of volunteer service.
  • Applicants must be able to fulfill minimum shift requirement for desired positions. 



Center staff reserves the right to refuse enrollment to anyone whom they feel is not suitable to the program. 

Simply click below to fill out an application online. 

Once we receive your form, we will be in touch about the next steps.