The Victim Center's Volunteer Victim Advocates provide services to crime victims and their families in Southwest Missouri through our 24-hour crisis line that include: crisis intervention, safety planning, support, community referral information, etc. Volunteers schedule their two to four call shifts per month and are required to attend a monthly Volunteer Victim Advocate meeting.
At this time our services are provided by phone to be in compliance with the CDC's COVID-19 guidelines for everyone's safety.
Applicants must be at least 21 years old (or close to it), complete an application, interview, national background check, have a phone (since we provide volunteer service over the phone), reference checks, training, and monthly meeting.
Volunteer victim advocate trainings are held approximately four times a year. The next volunteer victim advocate training will be from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on February 23, March 2, March 9 and March 23 via Zoom. Candidates must attend all training sessions. Click NOW to request your application, interviews are currently underway.
To learn more about The Victim Center, go to www.thevictimcenter.org
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About The Victim Center
819 N. Boonville, Springfield, MO 65802, US
The Victim Center - We foster safety and health in our communities by walking with victims along their journey from trauma and tragedy to hope and healing.
The Victim Center was established in 1976 as a grass-roots Rape Crisis Center. It is now a nonprofit, United Way agency who serves all individuals who have been victims of a violent or sexual crime. All services are confidential and free-of-charge.
The Victim Center provides services to victims of:
robbery, aggravated assault, and stalking
rape and sexual assault
child sexual abuse
adult survivors of child sexual abuse
survivors of DWI crashes or homicide
Advocacy & Human Rights
Emergency & Safety
We'll work with your schedule.
819 N. Boonville Ave.Springfield, MO65802
January 26, 2021
Verbal / Written Communication
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
Approximately 2-4 shifts per month & attend monthly Volunteer Victim Advocate meetings. Advocates choose their own shifts.
Completed application, interview, national background check, reference checks and trainings are required.