Working Together to End Domestic and Sexual Violence in our Community
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Here are some ways in which you can get involved. However, this list is not complete. Please contact Voices with any ideas you may have on how you would like to get involved and we will work with you to make it possible.
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- Help Poster Franklin and Grand Isle Counties for Voices events and services
- Answer the hotline for individuals in crisis [training required]
- Cook a weekly meal for residents in our shelter
- Participate in awareness activities and speak out on the dangers of violence.
- Provide support and conversation to residents of the shelter evenings and weekends (training required)
- General cleaning of the shelter
- Yard work such as lawn-mowing, raking, etc.
Offers individuals the opportunity to do short term crisis intervention on our 24-hour hotline and accompany victims to the emergency room or police station. Volunteers or interns may attend court; work with police and special investigators, and with medical personnel. An extensive training is provided with a six-month minimum commitment required. Must be 18 years or older.
Administrative Support Provider:
Offers individuals the opportunity to become familiar with the daily activities of a small non-profit agency. Volunteers/interns will help with the operational functions of the agency. This is a great way to gain job experience and learn more about the practical realities of anti-violence work. Orientation training is provided.
Offers individuals the opportunity to help raise awareness and funds in Franklin and Grand Isles Counties. Volunteers and interns are encouraged to assist in the event planning process, securing donations, publicity campaigns and distributing awareness materials. Training is provided through an orientation.
Offers individuals the opportunity to help with general upkeep and maintenance of the shelter facility. Training is provided through an orientation.
Offers individuals the opportunity to provide direct assistance to families staying in the shelter facility. Help is needed in the evenings, weekends and holidays. Responsibilities include offering support to victims and their children and management of the shelter after hours. Must be 18 years or older. Training is provided.
Advisory Council Member:
Offers community people the opportunity to support Voices Against Violence through policy development, fundraising and public awareness activities. Members are encouraged to share their professional skills or contacts with the program.