Domestic Violence survivors have a lot on their plate. Getting their life back in order following an incident of abuse can be incredibly difficult. Childcare is a huge obstacle for those with kiddos. Our childcare volunteers help give our clients time to take care of responsibilities that might not be child-friendly, such as, attending their therapy sessions, court appearances, advocacy meetings, etc.
Supervise and interact with children (mostly under the age of 13)
Provide structured activity time (crafts, coloring, games, etc)
Be an understanding and calm presence
Complete and return a volunteer application
Short, informal interview with Volunteer Coordinator
20 Hours of training (10 online, 10 in person)
Must be at least 18
Must complete a background check
Oftentimes, children receiving care at the Crisis Center have experienced traumatic events, and may react in unexpected ways. Our childcare volunteers need to be understanding and patient with our kiddos. We want to ensure that all children have a safe and understanding place to just be a kid.
Most of our childcare needs are for weekdays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Training will be provided by Crisis Center staff before any child supervision takes place. All volunteers with the Crisis Center are mandated reporters and will receive training on how to report.
The Crisis Center exists to end domestic violence through advocacy, education, and prevention; while helping communities live free of violence.
Advocacy: The Crisis Center tirelessly advocates for our clients and community as it relates to ending violence.
Empowerment: The Crisis Center seeks every opportunity to ensure our clients have the inner strength to be sustainable.
Prevention/Intervention: The Crisis Center seeks to establish and provide useful resources to mitigate all of the circumstances that lead to violent outcomes.
Service/Education: The Crisis Center offers a wide variety of programs, events and ways to learn how to end the cycle of violence.
All services are provided on a non-discriminatory basis regardless of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. We serve persons from all ethnic, cultural and economic groups, of all ages and lifestyles. Our current policy prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program.
Our Inclusiveness Initiative distinguishes the Crisis Center as a leader in supporting underserved populations of violence victims including teens, the elderly, people of color, mono-lingual individuals, those living in rural areas, those who identify as LGBTQ and males.