Putnam County Elder Victim Ministry Volunteer

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Crime Victim Services


Crime Victim Services(CVS) is a United Way based victim support program. CVS began in 1981 in Allen County as the second Victim Offender Mediation Program in the U.S., expanding to comprehensive victim services in 1985. The Putnam County office began in 1990, and is Ohio's only county with all victim services at one facility.

The Elder Victim Ministry (EVM) Program helps elders prevail over the trauma of a victimization in Allen and Putnam Counties, offering:

  • safety planning,
  • trauma support,
  • justice system advocacy,
  • emergency financial assistance,
  • spiritual support, and
  • mediation.

Volunteers are an essential piece to the Elder Victim Ministry program. EVM Volunteers assist elderly victims through listening, compassion, phone calls, home visits, and community outreach. Our program also allows us to reach out to elderly victims as a spiritual support. We do not press our spiritual values on anyone but offer to link the older adult with spiritual resources.

We want to hear from you. Your skill set is paramount and enhances the outreach to older victims in our area. Let us know how we can better serve you to meet educational, volunteer, and life skills in order to provide personal growth to you as an individual.

If you are just starting to build your skills or looking to try something new, no problem. We supply 20 hours of initial training so you feel equipped to provide services to our victims. It is required that each volunteer complete twelve hours of continuing education training on an annual basis to continue to build skills in victim advocacy and outreach. We will also pay you for your mileage. If you drive somewhere for us, we'll put money back in your pocket for the time spent with us.

Reach out and fill out an application today at: http://www.crimevictimservices.org/elder-victim-ministry.html *form is available under Volunteer Application Form

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Advocacy & Human Rights Crisis Support Faith-Based


We'll work with your schedule.


338 E. Third StreetOttawa, OH 45875



  • Elder care
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Case Work / Management
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Community Outreach


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 to 10 hours a month

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