victims of DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT/RAPE
********YOU can make the difference!*********
Shed the Shame & Open the Door to Healing
2014 SHELTER VOLUNTEER CORE TRAINING (24 hours)
To be Anounced
**Dates and Times are subject to change
The Center for Women and Children in Crisis offers free services to all we serve:
Free Educational Classes
Free Residential Shelter
In 2013, we served over 800 victims of domestic violence and sexual assault/rape in Utah County alone. Your service is greatly needed to lift and build others on their journey to hope and healing.
NEW! As part of an effort to educate the community; we invite community leaders, healthcare employees, clergy, neighbors, friends and family members who would like to know more about domestic violence and its impact on families and children, to come and join us at Volunteer Training for one night only--October 7th. It is our hope to educate anyone who may know of or may come in contact with anyone suffering in a DV situation.
The Center for Women and Children in Crisis
Dear Prospective Volunteers,
I am always excited to hear from people who are willing to volunteer! Volunteering at the Center for Women and Children in Crisis is a unique experience. As a Shelter Volunteer, you will be working with victims of domestic violence and their families as directed by our shelter staff. You could be answering crisis calls, sorting donations, grocery shopping, errand running, as well as spending time with children to give the mother’s a break. We have a variety of needs and I am excited to be able to work with you and teach you about what we do at the shelter.
By state mandate, all volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. We ask for a 6 month commitment so that we can have trained volunteers and you can gain the most from your experience with us. We love our volunteers and appreciate the work they do in the supportive role they play. We ask that you donate a 2-4 hour shift any day of the week on a weekly basis.
The center requires 24 hours of core training to become a Shelter Volunteer with an additional 16 hours annually. Not only does our grant funding require it but we want to give you the support you need to become an effective, informed volunteer. We also ask that you attend In-Service meetings quarterly. Background checks are required for all volunteers working with our organization. There is a one-time only fee of $36.50. Training will be held at our Outreach Office located at 1433 East 840 North in Orem. Please contact Laurie Loader, no later than 1 week prior to training, in order to ensure your spot.
Volunteering at the Center for Women and Children in Crisis can be a rewarding experience for you, not to mention a great place to get internship hours, fulfill school service requirements, build resumes, get experience for graduate school, and most importantly, simply taking the time to help others in crisis. Thank you for your consideration and interest in The Center for Women and Children in Crisis. I hope to hear from you soon!
Shelter Manager, Center for Women and Children in Crisis
Rape Crisis Team and Sexual Assault Outreach Coordinator