Restraining Room Advocate for Those Surviving Domestic Violence


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


Multnomah County Courthouse1021 SW 4thPortland, OR 97204


Restraining Order Advocates are often the first contact with domestic violence services that survivors have, and are a critical source of information, safety planning, and support! Volunteers are trained to assist petitioners with the necessary paperwork to file for a Temporary Restraining Order at the Multnomah County Courthouse. In addition to assisting survivors with the petition, volunteers also provide information and referrals, make safety plans with survivors, share information about navigating the civil legal system, and provide emotional support.

  • Learn about social services resources in the community
  • Develop a deeper understanding of Domestic Violence - useful across all public services
  • Gain an understanding of how the courthouse operates and the legal system
  • Learn how to work effectively with the legal profession
  • Acquire triage skills - prioritizing needs and crisis support
  • Advance your soft skills such adaptability, critical thinking, problem solving and interpersonal communication

Qualifications: Awareness of issues of domestic violence, homelessness, and diversity a plus. Must be 18 years or older. Extensive training provided.

Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Commitment of 1 year, 3-4 hours per week Multnomah County Courthouse. 97204

Bilingual volunteers desired in ANY language!

About Home Free: As an award-winning domestic violence intervention program, Home Free provides emergency and transitional services to adults and their children who are living with or escaping from domestic violence. Services also include a crisis line, emergency housing, mobile and out-stationed advocacy, intensive case management, restraining order advocacy, parenting support, children’s services, support groups, and systems navigation, along with ongoing support and transitional services for up to two years.


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

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

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

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