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 and Wednesdays, 5:30-10pm and Saturdays, 9am-5pm, starting Monday, April 2 to May 7, 2018. All training dates are mandatory. Training days are as follows: April 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 23, 25, 28, 30, May 2, 5, 7.

Application Process

Download application here: (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
  • Attend monthly in-service meetings
  • Serve 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 Friday, March 23, 2018. 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
  • Youth Services

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 Year
  • 4hrs/wk, monthly staff and volunteer mtgs

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