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The Victim Center

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The Victim Center

The Victim Center's Volunteer Victim Advocates provide services to crime victims in Southwest Missouri thorugh our 24-hour crisis line that include: crisis intervention, support, assistance with ex parte orders of protection, referral information, assistance in area hospitals, etc. Trainings are provided. Two to four call time shifts per month and a monthly Volunteer Victim Advocate meeting are expected. Advocates choose their own shifts. 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, have a car, and a phone. The Victim Center never charges a fee for any of the services provided.

Volunteer Victim Advocate trainings are held approximately three times a year. The next available training will be on Thursday nights, November 5th, 12th, and 19th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. It will be held virtually via Zoom. Applicants will need to attend all three training segments. Candidates will also have reading assignments from their training manual that is provided. Applications and interviews are required beforehand and are underway now. If you are interested in November's training, please contact us on or before October 27th.


The Victim Center has processes in place to assure the safety of all parties is being maintained and are in compliance with CDC's COVID-19 guidelines. Our work through the 24-hour crisis line is done exclusively by phone. There may be rare occasions we may have to triage how to make services possible for those who may need special assistance.

Please contact Paula Tindell, ptindell@thevictimcenter.org or (417)864-SAFE(7233), Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., for more information about The Victim Center's Volunteer Victim Advocate Program and for an application packet. To learn more about The Victim Center, go to www.thevictimcenter.org.

We think you will love this rewarding and worthwhile opportunity to help crime victims and to give back to the community. We can really use your help!

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About The Victim Center

Location:

819 N. Boonville, Springfield, MO 65802, US

Mission Statement

The Victim Center - Our Mission is to Provide: prevention education services to help community members avoid victimization; 24-hour crisis intervention to assist victims immediately following trauma; couseling for those who have been victimized; support to victims and interfacing with the police, criminal justice system, and medical personnel.

Description

The Victim Center was established in 1976 as a grass-roots Rape Crisis Center. It is now a nonprofit, United Way agency who serves men, women, and children who have been victims of a violent or sexual crimes. 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
  • family violence
  • adult survivors of child sexual abuse
  • survivors of DWI crashes or homicide
  • secondary victims
Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Problem Solving
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • 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.
  • Interview, background/reference checks, and trainings are required.

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