Become a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Volunteer Advocate


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


942 West Chestnut StBrockton, MA 02301


Health Imperative's Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Programs rely on a pool of dedicated and driven volunteers to provide the comprehensive, survivor-centered services to survivors of sexual and domestic violence.

From staffing our 24-7 confidential sexual and domestic violence hotline, to meeting survivors of sexual assault in local emergency departments, to hosting activities and events for guests at our shelter, the options for volunteers to become involved with VIP is varied, and we welcome your unique talents and experience to our program.

Our volunteers work hand-in-hand with staff to assist in providing safety, healing and dignity to survivors of sexual and relationship violence. Becoming a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Volunteer Advocate will give you the opportunity to touch people’s lives in a very profound and meaningful way. After completing our training you will be eligible to:

  • Meet with survivors in local hospitals following an assault to provide information, resources, and emotional support
  • Answer the 24 hour domestic and sexual violence hotline
  • Help Penelope’s Place residents develop important life skills
  • Co-facilitate educational workshops, and be a representative of the Violence Intervention and Prevention Programs at local events
  • Support all clients in their healing journey

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or intern at Health Imperatives email Elissa at or call 508-583-3005 ext. 1005.


1. Complete and submit Volunteer/Intern Application
2. Complete CORI/SORI form

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires us to perform criminal record checks (CORI) on all incoming volunteers and interns. CORI checks are submitted at the time of an applicant’s interview. In additional, all incoming volunteers and interns must consent to a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) background check

3. Complete interview with Volunteer Coordinator
4. Attend our 40-hour Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Advocate Training (if applicable)
The next training will be held in April 2018 on the following dates:

  • Tuesday April 10th 5pm - 8pm
  • Thursday April 12th 5pm - 8pm
  • Saturday April 14th 9am - 3:30pm
  • Tuesday April 17th 5pm - 8pm
  • Thursday April 19th 5pm - 8pm
  • Saturday April 21st 9am - 3:30pm
  • Tuesday April 24th 5pm - 8pm
  • Thursday April 26th 5pm - 8pm
  • Saturday April 28th 9am - 3:30pm

5. Volunteer Coordinator will check in periodically to ensure volunteer satisfaction and offer support

Please visit our website at for more information.


  • Mental Health
  • Bilingual
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Advocacy
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 year commitment

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