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Volunteering with SA/DVC
Staff and volunteers alike represent the Sexual Assault/ Domestic Violence Center, Inc., so we believe it is important to empower each volunteer with a greater understanding or the issues surrounding sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. SA/DVC is dedicated in preparing volunteers with the knowledge they require to become an integral part of the solution to end violence. Our hope is that volunteers benefit as much from their experience as SA/DVC victims and staff benefit from the volunteers who give back to their community. SA/DVC mission is to provide non-judgmental support to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, their families and friends.

Click here to download a volunteer application.
 
What You Can Do

The SA/DVC includes volunteers in community outreach and trained volunteers in many of its direct service or response programs. Volunteers are supervised by the Volunteer Coordinator and by program staff.
 
Volunteers commit time and energy to the important work of supporting survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Volunteering for this cause can be a rewarding choice for you and it is certainly a crucial service in our community.
 
It is important for volunteers to understand the mission and philosophy of our agency whether volunteering for the Crisis Line, helping with an agency fundraiser or donation drive, serving as a Board Member, or painting the walls at one of our offices. In some capacities, volunteers will go through a more deliberate and thorough training to give them the knowledge and ability to directly serve survivors or to handle crisis situations dealing with sexual assault and domestic violence.
 
The goal of the SA/DVC is to support an environment where volunteers can have a satisfying experience, where learning and developing skills is an enjoyable part of the process. We encourage questions, suggestions and open exchange between staff and volunteers.
 
We are excited that you are interested in knowing more about volunteer opportunities. We hope you will consider what role you can play in supporting survivors in our community.
 
Requirements to Volunteer

Any person at least 18 years of age is eligible to apply to volunteer. No prior training related to sexual assault or domestic violence is necessary to become a volunteer, although survivors are asked to wait at least one year before volunteering. 
 
Volunteer Areas

Direct Response

 Volunteers trained for Direct Response can be on call 5pm-9am and on weekends. Direct Response volunteers notify the Volunteer Coordinator of their availability and are in constant contact with Advocates and Shelter staff. 

Fundraising Events and Outreach

The agency sets up a booth at health fairs and community events and coordinates fundraisers and awareness events to promote services and to educate the public. Volunteers help to staff those booths and organize fundraising activities in collaboration with the agency.       

Staff Care

Our clients are very important, but we would not be the organization we are without our staff. Maybe you would like to bring our staff a lunch someday or you have special skills or knowledge that would help our staff with self-care. 

Shelter Maintenance and Upkeep

The upkeep and maintenance of our shelter is very important as this is where our clients who need safe shelter stay. This may include minor maintenance and repairs at the shelter.

Internship

This position shadows and works with our victim advocates. If you are a college student interested in victim advocacy, or are just interested in maybe being an advocate someday this would be a good position for you.

CVEC Observer

SA/DVC also houses the Children’s Visitation and Exchange Center. Supervised visitations are part of this and we may need more observers in the future. This is not a current need but you may say that you are interested so we know for the future.

Board of Directors

Recruitment to our board of directors is ongoing, however a new board is not decided until October.

         

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