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Advocacy Volunteer Opportunities

Support survivors in your local community. To volunteer, contact a Community Advocacy Office nearest you.

Click for the Advocacy Office Volunteer Description

We believe in empowering volunteers with a greater understanding of the issues surrounding sexual and domestic violence. Because of our sensitivity to client safety and confidentiality, volunteering in direct positions with survivors, children, and families, or representing Someplace Safe in the community, requires the following:
• Volunteers must be age 18 and older to work directly with clients
• A commitment of approximately two hours/month for at least six months after completion of training (A 1-year commitment is encouraged)
• Complete the Volunteer and Internship Application and Background Study Form
• Complete Volunteer Orientation (additional program specific training is also required)

New Volunteers

Volunteers may print and complete the Volunteer Handbook before their first meeting to assist us in finding the best fit for them. Additional forms may be completed at the first in-person meeting with a local Advocate. Contact the Director of Advocacy at becki.j@someplacesafe.info for more information.

Opportunities

Volunteer Advocacy (Requires 80 Hours of Training)
  • Crisis Line
  • Court advocacy with victims
  • Answer phones and respond to victims
  • Lead empowerment group
  • Follow up calls
  • Provide direct client services
  • Assist with protection orders
Court Advocacy (Court Watch)
  • Attend hearings (criminal)
  • Look up court cases
  • Sit with victims during court/trials
  • Advocate at OFP/HRO hearings
  • Do follow up with victims
  • Create and maintain offender database
Office Support
  • Answer phones
  • Accept donations
  • Print and mail form letters
  • Create mailing list
  • Data entry
  • Compile statistics
  • Filing, Photocopying
  • Office Cleaning
Information Specialist
  • Write articles/blogs
  • Presentations
  • Information tabling
  • Post on office Facebook/Twitter pages
  • Research information
Event Coordinator
  • Come up with ideas for events
  • Organize and execute events


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