Provide crisis intervention, emotional support, resources, referrals, and more to victims of crime on the 24/7 Washington State Crime Victim Support Services Hotline via phone and text. Hotline advocates are the first to speak with individuals that have been hurt or harmed by crime. They provide hope and a safe place for victims' voices to be heard. These services are free and confidential.
All hotline shifts are done remotely, from the comfort of your own home. This is perfect for students, stay-at-home parents, those who would like to learn about victim services, and retirees. This is a great way to gain experience and accrue many volunteer hours.
*Gain in-depth knowledge of victim rights and trauma-informed care
*Collaborate with experts in the field
*Comprehensive training to become a certified victim advocate in Washington State, with the opportunity to become a nationally credentialed advocate
*Flexible evening and weekend shifts
**We are looking for volunteers in WA state only**
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Victim Support Services
PO BOX 1949, EVERETT, WA 98206, US
The mission of Victim Support Services is to support and advocate for victims of crime, adult missing persons and their loved ones, and to provide education about victims' rights and services.
Victim Support Services was the first victim assistance program in Washington State. Started in 1975, VSS is a non-profit support and advocacy organization. It is one of the oldest victim advocacy support groups in the country.
We provide highly trained and empathetic Victim Advocates to people whose lives have been devastated by violent crime, regardless of case status. All of our services are free and confidential.
VSS provides emergency aid, advocacy support during the investigation, prosecution, and sentencing in a case, and help to the loved ones of missing persons.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Justice & Legal
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
February 22, 2021
Counseling / Mental Health
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
We have three shifts every day: 1am-9am, 9am-5pm, & 5pm to 1am. Shifts are a first come first serve bases and we ask that you sign up for a minimum of 6 shifts a month.
Initial online training and zoom interviews required. No in-person contact is needed! All paperwork, background checks, and training are provided to you free of cost.