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 a volunteer opportunity that may be perfect for you!

Family Violence Project has an ongoing need for volunteer advocates to 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 free training that prepares you for this volunteer role. Also, a staff member will always assist you by phone while volunteering.

Participants in the training will learn about the complex issue of domestic violence, the Family Violence Project’s staff, services, how to talk with callers, and to 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 and times:

  • Monday, January 25th from 1:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, January 27th from 1:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Monday, February 1st from 1:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, February 3rd from 1:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Monday, February 8th from 1:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, February 10th from 1:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, February 17th from 1:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Monday, February 22nd from 1:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, February 24th from 1:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Monday, March 1st from 1:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, March 3rd from 1:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Monday, March 8th from 1:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, March 10th from 1:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, March 15th from 1:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Monday, March 17th from 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Live attendance at all listed online training dates is required for successful completion of the training. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, you must be age 18 or older, complete a volunteer interview, and pass background/reference checks before being accepted.

*Volunteer interviews must be completed by 4:30 pm on Friday, January 22, 2021.

While the training itself is free of charge, we ask for a $25 donation from those 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 ext. 302.