Client-Based Volunteer

Apply to be a client-based volunteer today!

As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to work directly with victims in crisis and their children. These positions require our 26-hour New Advocate Training — please click on your position of interest below to see the position description.

Client-Based Volunteer Requirements:

Because client-based volunteers work directly with our clients, a vulnerable population that we often see in crisis situations, there is a thorough 26-hour New Advocate Training program required prior to working in those positions to prepare you for your role.

  1. Complete the online volunteer application.
  2. The Volunteer Coordinator will be in contact with you to set up an interview with yourself and the coordinator in charge of the program you are interested in and to answer any questions.
  3. With your permission, DAIS will conduct a criminal background check and contact 3 references.
  4. You will meet with the Program Coordinator for an interview.
  5. All new volunteers must attend the next DAIS New Advocate Training session and complete additional program-specific training and observations.

August New Advocate Training session dates are:
*Volunteers must attend all New Advocate Training sessions to participate.

Saturday, August 26th – 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday, August 29th – 6:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday, August 30th – 6:00pm-9:00pm
Thursday, August 31st – 6:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday, September 5th – 6:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday, September 6th – 6:00pm-9:00pm
Thursday, September 7th – 6:00pm-9:00pm

Program-specific training:

Help Line & Security
Tuesday, September 26th – 5:30pm-9:00pm
Wednesday, September 27th 5:30pm-9:00pm
Thursday, September 28th –  5:30pm-9:00pm

Children’s Program:
Saturday, September 9th – 9:00am-12:00pm

Community Response:
Monday, September 11th – 6:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday, September 12th – 6:00pm-9:00pm

Court Watch Program:
Will schedule with volunteers.

Support Group:
Will schedule with volunteers.

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