Volunteer

Volunteer Training

Are you a good listener?  Are you comfortable talking on the phone? Do you have a passion for helping others? If you answered yes to these questions, we have an opportunity that may be perfect for you!

Family Violence Project has an ongoing need for volunteer advocates to help answer our 24-Hour Helpline for those affected by domestic violence.  As a volunteer advocate on the helpline, you will make a difference in people’s lives by volunteering once a month from the comfort of your home. Do you worry that you won’t know what to say?

Family Violence Project offers a free training that prepares you for this volunteer role; also, a staff person will always be available to assist you by phone while you are volunteering. Participants in the training will learn about the complex issue of domestic violence, the staff and services of Family Violence Project, and how to talk with callers and help them create safety plans.  Although successful completion of this training is required for this volunteer role, no other experience is necessary.

Family Violence Project’s next volunteer training will be held online via Zoom on the following dates / times:

  • Wednesday, June 1st from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Monday, June 6th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 8th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Monday, June 13th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 15th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Monday, June 20th ~ no training in observance of Juneteenth
  • Wednesday, June 22nd from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Monday, June 27th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 29th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Monday, July 4th ~ no training in observance of Independence Day
  • Wednesday, July 6th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Monday, July 11th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, July 13th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Monday, July 18th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, July 20th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Monday, July 25th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, July 27th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Live attendance at all listed online training dates is required for successful completion of the training. To participate in this volunteer opportunity, you must be 18 years of age or older, complete a volunteer interview and pass background checks prior to being accepted.

Volunteer interviews must be completed by 4:30pm on Wednesday, May 25th.
While the training itself is free of charge, we ask for a $25 donation from those who are financially able to provide it to help cover the cost of background checks.  The inability to donate will not prevent a person from participating in this opportunity!

For more information, please contact Jaime at [email protected] or 207-623-8637 x302.