The Women's Center is now screening candidates for the winter 2019 dual Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Certification program. This 48-hour training class certifies volunteers to perform crisis intervention at the Center during business hours or from home when the Center is closed.
It is a prerequisite for court advocate, counselor advocate, group facilitator, and other advanced direct service volunteer positions. Evening and weekend training classes begin Monday, January 28th, meeting for two weeks. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age; male and bilingual volunteers are encouraged to apply.
There is a $50 per person materials fee to help defray the cost of the manual. Waivers are available for qualified candidates, and a background check will be done. Space is limited and all prospective volunteers must apply by December 30th.
During the last fiscal year, the Women's Center responded to more than 3,000 sexual assault and domestic violence hotline calls, in addition to providing emergency shelter, counseling services, advocacy services, community education and prevention programs, and information and referral services.