Crisis Hotline Volunteer Training (Volunteer Opportunity Ongoing)


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Cause Areas

When

Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:30 AM - Sat Mar 24, 2018 05:00 PM

Where

204 Church StreetDecatur, GA 30030

About

**If you are interested in becoming a crisis hotline volunteer and hospital accompaniment advocate, you need to complete the application process by February 9, 2018. Please e-mail Melinda@dayleague.org for a copy of the application**

Volunteer training will be held March 3 - March 18 on Saturdays from 10:30a - 3:30p and Sundays from 12p - 5p. (If you would like to volunteer, but are not able to participate in training in its entirety - please contact me to discuss).

Once you have completed the state mandated volunteer training, we ask our volunteers to sign-up for two shifts a month. As of right now, All volunteer shifts are done remotely unless hospital accompaniment is required. Our volunteer training is required by the state and is a 40 hour training prior to working on the crisis hotline (30 completed in person).

Our organization helps survivors of sexual assault by providing a twenty-four hour crisis hotline, hospital accompaniment and also counseling services to women and men that may not be able to find help elsewhere. We are one of thirty-one sexual assault centers in all of Georgia (That is thirty-one centers for one hundred and fifty-nine counties), and we take one third of the calls in Georgia.

Current statistics state that 1 in 6 women in America have been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime ( https://www.rainn.org/get-informat.../.../sexual-assault-victims).

In order to run our twenty-four hour crisis hotline, we need volunteers. These are people that want to help make a difference for a survivor in need. Our volunteers undergo a forty hour training, and our next training begins March 3 and ends March 18. Once training is completed we ask our volunteers to make a commitment to work at least 1 to 2 shifts a month. It is an incredible organization to work with and volunteer for, and the time spent makes a huge difference.

If you are local to Atlanta or the surrounding areas and are interested in learning more and getting involved, please contact me at Melinda@dayleague.org or call at 404-377-1429 ext. 4. If you do not have the time available, but would like to contribute please share our mission with friends or family that might be willing to volunteer or feel free to make a donation.

Our website is: WWW.DAYLEAGUE.ORG

We do require our volunteers to get a background check, however the center pays for this expense.

Thank you very much, Melinda

Skills

  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two 12 hour remote shifts per month (flexible)
  • 40 hour volunteer training

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