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 on our Rape Crisis Team and at our Women’s Shelter. By state mandate, all volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. We ask for a six-month commitment so that you can gain the most from your experience with us. We love our volunteers and appreciate the work that they do in their roles.
As a Shelter Volunteer, you will be working with domestic violence victims and their families as directed by our Shelter Staff, answering crisis calls as well as spending time with the children to give their mothers a break. We ask that you donate 2-4 hour shifts any day of the week (you choose your shift) on a weekly basis. We require 24 hours of training to become a Shelter Volunteer.
As a Rape Crisis Team Member, you will be working with sexual assault victims. Once a month, you will be on call with another volunteer 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. The state requires 40 hours of training to be a Rape Crisis Team Member.
Background checks are also required for all volunteers working with our organization. The fee for the background check for the state of Utah is $37. This fee is a one-time payment and is due on the first night of training in cash or check written to The Center for Women & Children in Crisis.
Training will be located at our Outreach Office: 1433 East 840 North, Orem, Utah.
Volunteering at the Center for Women and Children in Crisis will be a rewarding experience for you, not to mention a great place to receive internship hours, fulfill school service requirements, build resumes, get experience for graduate school, or most importantly, simply taking the time to help others in a crisis. Thank you for your consideration and interest in these causes.
Please contact us for questions about this volunteer opportunity. We hope
to hear from you soon and see you at our next training!
Rape Crisis Team Coordinator
Phone: 801.227.5038 ext. 471