Volunteer Opportunities

 

Volunteer Opportunities
Domestic Violence Response Teams (DVRT)

Teams are composed of trained citizens who respond to the police departments on an “on-call” basis. All volunteers go through a rigorous screening process followed by an intensive 40-hours of training. Upon successful completion of the training, volunteers are able to speak to victims in a confidential nature. Additionally, individual supervision is provided to volunteers within 24-hours of their call-out.

Click here to find out more about the program and get county contact details. Learn more

 

DVRT Openings - Dasi

Dasi is currently recruiting for members of its Domestic Violence Response Team. please contact soon to enroll!

All inquiries should be submitted to Jess Minnick: minnick@dasi.org.

 

 

DVRT Openings - Womanspace

Womanspace, Mercer County

Team members will work in conjunction with police to provide support and information to victims of domestic violence who may need assistance in making educated decisions that positively affect the individual and their family.

In 2015, DVVRT volunteers provided referral counseling and emotional support to 579 people who were affected by domestic violence. In that same year, 85 people were supported by the Sexual Assault Support Services Advocate Team (SASS).

Training for the DVVRT is scheduled to begin the first week in March. Team members will learn how to remain sensitive to the needs of victims and their children, how to provide swift, safe and appropriate responses to people affected by domestic violence, and they’ll receive specialized training in regards to laws concerning domestic violence.

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Volunteers must:

  • be 18 years of age
  • possess a valid driver’s license and available transportation
  • have no criminal record
  • attend mandatory training and monthly meetings
  • have the ability to communicate well with others and be sensitive to victims’ feelings

Bilingual individuals and people fluent in American Sign Language are encouraged to apply.

Anyone interested in being a volunteer should contact the DVVRT coordinator Heidi Mueller at 609-394-0136. Applications must be received by February 5. For further information email dvvrt@womanspace.org or sass@womanspace.org.

DVRT Openings -YWCA-Union Countyi

YWCA Union County –is hosting its Annual 40 Hour Domestic Violence Training For Professionals
May through June 2017
$300 Registration Fee for entire series
$45 for each individual session
Education and Outreach Training Program
Domestic Violence Training Sessions for 2017
Welcomed Participants:
Healthcare Providers & Staff
Social Service Providers
Educators & School Counselors
Pre-professional Program Students
Clergy & Faith Communities
Law Enforcement Officers
Attorneys
Day-Care Workers
DCP&P Workers
Therapists
Court Personnel
Human Resources
Goal: To provide professionals, community organizations, and community institutions with access to quality training and continuing education in the dynamics of domestic violence and coordinating community responses.
Training Sessions: YWCA Union County provides training opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of domestic violence, as well as to encourage and empower service providers and the community to appropriately respond to domestic violence within their particular professional role. Sessions include lecture, discussion, as well as case practice.
*DVS Credits for each session. CEU Credits Pending.    For more information call 908-518-9911 ext. 17 or email training@ywcaunioncounty.org

 

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