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Restraining Order Room Advocate for Those Surviving Domestic Violence - Home Free

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ORGANIZATION: Volunteers of America Oregon

  • 168 people are interested

Home Free, our domestic violence prevention program provides survivor centered support designed to prevent people from having to return to abusive homes. Services include a crisis line, housing, intensive case management, restraining order advocacy, support groups, and systems navigation, along with ongoing support. Our volunteers answer the hotline or help survivors with restraining orders. Both positions provide resources and safety planning.

Volunteering with Home Free Is very rewarding and requires a large commitment. You attend 50 hours of training, 40 of which can be done online. The training contains information on the cycle of domestic violence, safety planning, advocacy, community resources and restraining order instructions. Due to the investment in up-front training, we request a 12-month commitment to volunteering once per week for 3-4 hours.

Currently Hotline volunteers are working remotely. The Restraining Order Room Advocates volunteers are located at the Multnomah County Courthouse or working remotely.


  • Awareness of issues of domestic violence, homelessness, and diversity a plus
  • Bilingual volunteers desired in ANY language!
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm for Hotline, 9:00-12:00 for Restraining Order Room Advocate
  • Commitment of 1 year, 3-4 hours per week

At Volunteers of America, our mission is to change lives by promoting self-determination, building strong communities and standing for social justice. We are passionate about finding innovative solutions to our community's most intractable social problems. From at-risk youth to victims of domestic violence, recovering addicts and the frail elderly, Volunteers of America provides a range of supportive and empowering services to our area's most vulnerable populations - and works with them to rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.

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About Volunteers of America Oregon


3910 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97214, US

Mission Statement

Our Vision Volunteers of America Oregon is a leader in creating vibrant, compassionate communities where every member is valued, every home is safe and every life is self-determined. Our Mission Volunteers of America Oregon changes lives by promoting self-determination, building strong communities and standing for social justice. Our Values High quality of service to our community. Ethical communications, Diversity, inclusiveness and equality, Partnership/collaborations and innovative solutions, Compassion and acceptance.


Since 1896, Volunteers of America Oregon has worked to change lives by promoting self-determination and building strong communities. Today, through the dedication of over 300 staff members and more than 1000 volunteers, we help thousands of families in the greater Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington areas. We serve men, woman and children with a continuum of services, touching individuals from all walks of life, from the youngest to the oldest.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Advocacy & Human Rights, Crisis Support, Women


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Multnomah County Courthouse1200 SW 1st AvePortland, OR 97204



  • Child Welfare
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Problem Solving
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Social Work
  • Advocacy


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One Year, 3-4 hours per week

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