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.

The dates for our June New Advocate Training session are:
*Volunteers must attend all New Advocate Training sessions to participate*

Saturday, June 10th – 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday, June 13th – 6:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday, June 14th – 6:00pm-9:00pm
Thursday, June 15th – 6:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday, June 20th – 6:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday, June 21st – 6:00pm-9:00pm
Thursday, June 22nd – 6:00pm-9:00pm

Program-specific training:

Help Line & Security Advocates:
Saturday, June 24th – 9am-1pm
Tuesday, June 27th – 6-9pm
Thursday, June 29th – 6-9pm

Children’s Advocates:
Saturday, June 24th – 9am-Noon

Community Response:
Monday, June 26th – 6-9pm
Tuesday, June 28th – 6-9pm

Support Group:
Will schedule with volunteers

 

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