Volunteer Opportunities

Domestic Violence Response Teams (DVRT)

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.

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Gloucester County

Services Empowering Rights of Victims

ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT HELPING PEOPLE?

Center for Family Services SERV program needs dedicated and caring volunteers to respond to hospitals and police departments and assist the victims of domestic and sexual violence during their time of need.

Volunteer Requirements

  • 18 years old or older
  • Complete a 60 hour in-person/online training
  • Commit to on-call responsibility with access to a vehicle
  • Dedicate a year of service under the supervision of the Volunteer Supervisor
  • Attend 6 volunteer meetings/ training per year
  • Provide support that is compassionate, empathetic, and victim-centered

Our next 60-hour training program will take place in person from 5pm-9pm on:

Tuesdays & Thursdays: January 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th, and February 1st, 6th, 8th, 13th and ending on Feb.15th Included are 16 on-line hours to be completed by end of training

Training location: Rowan College at Gloucester County A brief interview is necessary to register.

Please RSVP by January 4th, 2018 to: Volunteer Supervisor/DVRT Coordinator: Denise Rosen

drosen@centerffs.org – 856-881-4034 x106

or

Volunteer Services Advocate: Danielle DiCesare

 danielle.dicesare@centerffs.org

 

Mercer County

Womanspace

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, DVRT 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 DVRT 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.

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 DVRT 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

Passaic County

Passaic County Women’s Center 40-hour DVRT Training

If interested, please submit application

For more information please contact Jennifer Singleton, DVRT Coordinator (973) 881-0725

jsingleton@njaconline.org.

Sussex County

Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Intervention (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

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