Certified Peer Counselor in Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


175 Walnut StreetWoodland, CA 95695


Thank you for the interest you have expressed in Empower Yolo and our volunteer training program. Training is held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays starting Saturday, April 24, 2017 and ending Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Saturdays are from 9am-5pm and Mondays/Wednesdays are from 5:30pm-10pm. Training days are as followed*: 4/24, 4/26, 4/29, 5/1, 5/3, 56, 5/8, 5/10, 5/13, 5/15, 5/17, 5/20, 5/22, 5/24. Training will be held at Empower Yolo's Board Room located at 175 Walnut Street in Woodland. All training dates are mandatory. *Dates and times subject to change.

Application process

Application at, http://empoweryolo.org/volunteer/. After we receive your completed application, it will be reviewed by the Volunteer Coordinator. If your application is accepted, we will invite you to an interview. Invitation to the training program will be issued after a successful interview and background check.

Minimum commitment

  • One 4-hour shift a week
  • Attending monthly in-service meetings
  • Serving as a volunteer for one year

Training Fee

There is a $60 materials fee to cover the cost of training material for those who commit to serving as an Empower Yolo volunteer for one year. If this is a financial hardship arrangements can be made. Volunteers will be asked to give both a $60 and $50 check. The $60 check will be cashed at the beginning of the training. If the volunteer does not follow through and volunteer, the $50 check will be cashed by the third month of volunteership. There is a $110 professional development fee for those who take the course and do not volunteer with Empower Yolo (this includes the $60 materials fee).

Please note that space is limited and spots are not guaranteed, applications are due April 19, 2017. Feel free to contact Empower Yolo with any questions concerning the application process, training, or the role of volunteers within our agency. We look forward to hearing from you. We value and cherish our volunteers as we could not provide our services without their dedication and service.


  • Data Entry
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Relationship Building
  • Crisis Counseling

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One year
  • 4-hours a week

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