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Wichita Family Crisis Center

  • 3 people are interested

Are you a good listener?

Are you comfortable with talking on the phone?

Do you have a passion with helping others and showing compassion?

If so, then this volunteer opportunity is for you. Direct services mean you are working 1:1 with victims either by assisting with answering the hotline, volunteering as an advocate at the shelter or being an on-call medical advocate tending to hospital calls, or assisting staff by leading support groups for adults or children.

This line of volunteering requires a 32 hour training class and 8 hours of shadowing before being able to volunteer as a direct service volunteer. The next class training is scheduled for March 12th, 14th, 15th, & 19th. Must attend all 4 days to complete the training.

This volunteer opportunity is flexible to fit your schedule of availability. Night, daytime and weekend opportunities available. We ask that direct service volunteers sign up for at least 1 time a month, for a 4 hour minimum.

Bilingual individuals are encouraged to apply. An interview and background check will be conducted prior to beginning the volunteer experience.

Please contact Volunteer Coordinator for more information.

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About Wichita Family Crisis Center

Location:

1111 St Francis, Wichita, KS 67201, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Wichita Family Crisis Center is to eliminate domestic violence in our community by supporting survivors through shelter, education, and advocacy.

Description

Formerly known as the YWCA Wichita, the Wichita Family Crisis Center is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation that began operations in 1907 as a chartered member of the YWCA USA. The first residence was established for single women who were traveling or staying away from home; women entering the workforce were provided with employment aide; and a lunchroom was opened for working women that provided an economical and well-balanced meal.

The organization opened the Women’s Crisis Center, Wichita’s first emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence, in August 1976 with the primary goal to empower, strengthen and stabilize families impacted by domestic violence.

In 2016, the organization officially changed its name to the Wichita Family Crisis Center to better reflect its local mission. The Wichita Family Crisis Center has an annual operating budget just over $1 million and offers services for more than 1,200 individuals who are fleeing domestic violence in Sedgwick County, Kansas each year.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Administrative Offie1111 St FrancisWichita, KS 67201

(37.6898,-97.3415)
 

SKILLS

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Bilingual
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Training has a required 32 hours, plus 8 hours of shadowing. As a Direct Service Volunteer, it is asked that you cover at minimum a 4 hour shift 1x a month.
  • Application, back ground check, and interviews must be completed before training.

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