Advocacy Training: We provide an annual community advocacy training for new staff, volunteers, board members, community partners, and anyone interested in understanding the work we do to end sexual & domestic violence in Franklin & Grand Isle counties. The 30-hour training will prepare attendees to support survivors in our community. We will explore the roots and consequences of gender-based, domestic, sexual, & dating violence and stalking. We will also discuss our philosophy in serving survivors and providing support. Questions? Email Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Administrative Volunteers: Assist with many office tasks such as: preparing info packets, photocopying, answering the phone, filing.
Shelter Maintenance: Help keep the shelter space clean and welcoming. Light cleaning, maintaining living space, etc.
Childcare Provider: Provide childcare for children of people who are attending court hearings or accessing Voices’ services (support groups, advocacy, trainings, etc.)
Court Advocate: Assist with Voices’ court education program and provide advocacy and support for people during Relief from Abuse hearings, one morning per week at the courthouse.
Education & Outreach: Assist staff with tablings, fundraisers, postering, special events and distribution of Voices’ materials (newsletters, brochures, pens, etc). Duties and time requirements vary depending on need.
In-Office Advocates: Provide advocacy, support, information and referrals to people in-person or on Voices Against Violence’s confidential, 24-hour hotline. Time commitment is flexible. Newsletter Editor/Publisher: Work with staff to compile and publish works for the local papers on behalf of Voices’ and survivors.
Transportation Volunteers: Help survivors get transportation (in situations that are safe for the volunteer/advocate) when needed. Car insurance and registration are necessary.
Town Meeting Advocate: Represent Voices Against Violence at Town Meeting to answer any questions relevant tour request for funding.