Through your volunteer experience you will learn many things, experience things you may not otherwise experience, and touch the lives of people in your community. On this journey you will be gaining experience and knowledge that can further your career and/or education.

You've completed your application and interview.
You've completed your background check.
What's next?

As a volunteer you are required to have 40 hours training on the following topics:
  • Overview of violence against women and interpersonal violence
  • Anti-Oppression, Anti-Racism, Cultural Competency Theory and Practice
  • Definition and Dynamics of Domestic Violence
  • Definition and Dynamics of Sexual Assault
  • Stalking
  • Effects on Survivor/Victim and Trauma
  • Adults molested as children (AMAC)
  • Effects of Exposure to violence on children
  • Dynamics of Domestic violence abusers
  • Dynamics of sexual offenders
  • Self care and vicarious trauma
  • advocacy and crisis response
  • Confidentiality
  • working with survivors
  • working with systems
Additional in person requirements:
medical exams
law enforcement
shelter intake
working with children
other-Crisis Line
Restraining order

All of this information can be found on this website, through the supplemental information you were/will be provided, or through independent research on the world wide web. Feel free to work at your own pace, but make sure that you meet the deadlines and attend all of the meetings. You will have to complete all of your training within the schedule of training to earn your training certificate. If you need special accommodation in completing your training please speak with the volunteer coordinator.