Volunteers are an integral part of our mission of preventing and ending domestic and sexual violence, stalking and human trafficking by fostering a community based on equality and mutual respect through prevention and intervention, community engagement and awareness, policy and advocacy. We could not do the work we do without help from our volunteers.
Our VOICES volunteers:
- Provide crisis intervention, emotional support, and information and referrals to callers of our 24-hour domestic and sexual violence hotline;
- Serve as co-facilitators for our 18-week, certified domestic violence intervention program for perpetrators of domestic violence;
- Provide hospital accompaniment services;
- Complete administrative tasks and provided front desk support;
- Assist with various tabling and outreach events; and
- Support special events.
Join the VOICES team!
You can make a difference in our community by sharing your time and talents. Our goal is to make your volunteer experience fulfilling and meaningful. The Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Services (OFWDSVS) utilizes volunteers in a variety of positions and has created a program that not only helps us meet the needs of our community, but is also flexible enough to meet the needs of today’s volunteer. We have opportunities for those who want to support clients directly and other work that can support our agency’s operations. Our volunteer opportunities range from one-day special projects to long-term commitments with evening and weekend opportunities available. Group/corporate volunteer opportunities where you can serve with your family, friends or coworkers; this is a good option for those wishing to volunteer with individuals under the age of 21. Additionally, you could choose to serve as a Hotline Advocate from the convenience of your own home. VOICES volunteers come from diverse backgrounds and bring a wide array of skills to OFWDSVS. Whether you have a few hours or a few days, we are grateful for your time. We have rewarding opportunities for you and will help you find a volunteer position that suits your interests, talents and schedule.
- Volunteers’ skills and talents play an important role in helping us to create communities where everyone can live free of violence.
- Volunteers’ dedication and reliability instills quality into our programs and services.
- Volunteers’ gifts of time teaches our children and youth the importance of giving back to our community.
- Volunteers strengthen our communities.
Help victims of violence: As a volunteer, you will help us to provide support and promote justice for victims of violence, their families and communities.
Work from convenient locations: We have an array of services in the various regions of the county, which means that volunteer activities are most likely available in locations close to where you live, work or go to school. As a Hotline Advocate, you respond to calls from the convenience of your own home.
Gain skills: Volunteering affords you an opportunity to build or enhance your skill set in a meaningful field of work. Our volunteers and staff come from diverse backgrounds and are eager to share their specialized knowledge and experience.
Network and develop friendships: As a volunteer, you have access to a staff from other organizations offering ample opportunities to establish professional connections. Additionally, you have the opportunity to join a community of passionate people who enjoy helping others. You may develop lifelong friendships.
- Information and regular in-services to carry out your volunteer role.
- Ongoing support and supervision by your On-Site Supervisor and the Volunteer Services Coordinator.
- Our Volunteer Services Coordinator is committed to a set of core ethical values: philanthropy, respect, responsibility, compassion and generosity, justice and fairness, and trustworthiness.
- A professional and team-oriented environment.
- Recognition for your volunteer service.
- Select a volunteer role that is best suited to your interests, talents and schedule. We want your experience to be meaningful.
- Be dependable.
- Record hours contributed in the online Volunteer Management System.
- Complete documentation of work through online data system.
- Be respectful of the confidentiality and sensitivity of client’s needs. A breach of confidentiality will result in termination of your position.
- Follow the County’s Code of Ethics and program’s policies and procedures.
- Participate in all required trainings and in-services.
Work With Clients (Direct Service)
- ADAPT Co-Facilitator
- Court Accompaniment Advocate
- Hospital Accompaniment Advocate
- Hotline Advocate
Work Behind the Scenes
- Community Ambassador
- Data Analyst/Entry Assistant
- Office Assistant
- Special Projects/Days of Service