Become a Volunteer Advocate for Victims of Domestic or Sexual Violence

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Center For Family Services

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If you live in New Jersey and are passionate about supporting survivors of assault, volunteer with us!

Check out our Facebook page for next training dates! https://www.facebook.com/cfsserv/

Confidential Volunteer Advocates are needed to accompany domestic violence and sexual violence victims to hospitals, law enforcement agencies, and courts. Volunteers assist with crisis intervention, advocacy, and hotline calls. You will be trained to offer emotion support, discuss available resources, and create safety plans with victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Volunteers also occasionally attend community and health fairs representing Center For Family Services and the SERV program. Our program serves Camden County, Cumberland County, and Gloucester County in New Jersey.

Volunteers must:

  • be 18 years of age
  • have reliable transportation
  • complete 60 hours of training (includes independent hours online)
  • pass the Domestic Violence Advocate training test or Sexual Violence Advocate training test, depending on which training you attend

Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) advocates are needed in Gloucester and Cumberland counties and Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) advocates are needed in Camden, Gloucester, and Cumberland Counties.

Center For Family Services provides the volunteer advocate training program several times throughout the year. For more information and to register for the next training session, please email serv@centerffs.org or Denise Rosen at drosen@centerffs.org.

For more information about the SERV program and domestic violence and sexual violence services click here: http://www.centerffs.org/serv/welcome

To learn more about thour SERV volunteer opportunities, please visit: https://www.centerffs.org/serv/volunteer-serv

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About Center For Family Services

Location:

584 Benson St., Camden, NJ 19125, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Center For Family Services is changing the odds for children and families by providing vision, hope, and strength for a better life through intervention, prevention, and education.

Description

Center for Family Services, Inc. (CFS) is a nonprofit human services agency with more than 90 years of experience serving youth and families in southern New Jersey. Our vision is for all people to lead capable, responsible, fulfilled lives in strong families and healthy communities.

Center For Family Services offers a full range of programs to serve children, youth, and families addressing the needs of the population at every stage of life, from birth to old age. Services include:

Child, Adolescent, and Family Services aimed at keeping children and families safe and healthy through programs such as Differential Response, Healthy Families, and the Family Success Center;

Counseling, Community, and School Based Services with special emphasis on building self sufficient families, school based services, providing emergency services, and keeping children safe;

Early Childhood Education/Head Start building a strong foundation for learning and long term success by providing tools for a child and individual or a family to develop and follow their own best plan to a successful future;

Safe and Supportive Housing Services for youth who are homeless, abused, abandoned, or neglected; women who are victims of domestic violence; and young mothers who are homeless.

Substance Abuse Treatment Services focused on treatment of adults and adolescents for substance abuse, child/family problems relating to addiction, and programs specifically designed for the deaf and hard of hearing community;

Victim and Trauma Services for victims of physical and sexual abuse or anyone who has experienced a traumatic event either in the community or schools;

Each year, Center For Family Services touches the lives of thousands of vulnerable children and families to prevent those at-risk from becoming victims of child abuse or neglect, to provide intervention services when necessary, and to break the cycle of challenges that often cause serious family problems.

Our goal is to provide the foundation for a child, an individual, or a family to develop and follow their own best path to a successful, healthy life.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

584 Benson St.Camden, NJ 08103

(39.94059,-75.11797)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Bilingual

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two 8-hour shifts per month

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