victims of DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT/RAPE
********YOU can make the difference!*********
Shed the Shame & Open the Door to Healing
2014 RAPE CRISIS TEAM TRAINING (40 hours)
The Center for Women and Children in Crisis offers free services to all we serve:
vFree Educational Classes
vFree Residential Shelter
In 2013, we served over 800 victims of domestic violence and sexual assault/rape in Utah County alone. Your help IS greatly needed. Please engage in making a difference for those who suffer so intensely.
The Center for Women and Children in Crisis
Dear Prospective Volunteers,
We are always excited to hear from people who are willing to volunteer! We need volunteers at both our Women’s Shelter and on our Rape Crisis Team. By state mandate, all volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. We ask for a six-month commitment so that we can have trained volunteers and you can gain the most from your experience with us. We love our volunteers and appreciate the work they do in the supportive role they play.
Volunteering at the Center for Women and Children in Crisis is a unique experience and we require more from our volunteers than most organizations. As a Shelter Volunteer, you will be working with victims of domestic violence and their families as directed by our shelter staff. You could be answering crisis calls, sorting donations, grocery shopping, errand running, as well as spending time with children to give the mother’s a break. We have a variety of needs. We ask that you donate a 2-4 hour shift any day of the week on a weekly basis.
As a Rape Crisis Team Member, you will be working with sexual assault victims. Once a month, you willbe on call with a cell-phone covering one shift which lasts for 48 hours. It can be done anytime (during the week or over the weekend), whichever works best for you though we are in great need of weekday volunteers. Your role will be to answer phone calls that come through our rape crisis hotline to speak with rape victims and to offer support by meeting victims in the hospital immediately following the attack. This is an opportunity to help someone who is suffering such personal violation. You must own a car and live in Utah County for this opportunity.
We require 24 hours of training to become a Shelter Volunteer and 40 hours of training to be a Rape Crisis Team Member. Background checks are required for all volunteers working with our organization. The fee for both the training and the background check is $36.50. This is a one-time only fee. Training will be located at our Outreach Office located at 1433 East 840 North in Orem. Please contact us regarding training dates, as they are subject to change. What we will need to know from you is which training you are planning to attend (or both), so that we can make proper arrangements for manuals, paperwork, food, etc. Please call if you have any questions.
Volunteering at the Center for Women and Children in Crisis will be a rewarding experience for you, not to mention a great place to get internship hours, fulfill school service requirements, build resumes, get experience for graduate school, or most importantly, simply taking the time to help others in crisis. Thank you for your consideration and interest in these causes. We hope to hear from you soon! For more information, please call:
Shelter Manager, Center for Women and Children in Crisis
Rape Crisis Team and Sexual Assault Outreach Coordinator