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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 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

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About The Victim Center

Location:

819 N. Boonville, Springfield, MO 65802, US

Mission Statement

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.

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 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
  • 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

819 N. Boonville Ave.Springfield, MO 65802

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

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.
  • Completed application, interview, national background check, reference checks and trainings are required.

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