Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.
Victims of crime or circumstance often suffer trauma and have needs that they cannot always meet on their own. The crime, the involvement with law enforcement and the judicial process can all be very confusing and stressful to victims.
Being a victim advocate can be a challenging, yet rewarding experience. An ideal advocate is level headed, nonjudgmental, a good listener, understanding and compassionate to the needs and feelings of the victim. Advocates will provide on scene crisis intervention, emotional support, help with a safety plan and civil restraining orders, information on victim rights, community resources and the criminal justice system.
All successful applicants are required to attend 40 hours of training as well as all regular meetings/trainings each month. Volunteers sign up each month to serve four 12 hour shifts ( 6 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.).
Applications are due July 28, 2014
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Please call 553-2460 or 583-6434
to obtain further information about this rewarding volunteer opportunity