The Crisis Center provides much needed services to those in our community who have been impacted by Domestic Violence. Our mission is to support survivors of domestic violence through their journey during and after leaving an abusive relationship. Our services include our 24-Hour Crisis Line that is always answered by a real person, an emergency shelter for those in imminent danger, adult and child therapy services, community advocacy, legal advocacy, as well as community outreach and education.
As a volunteer ambassador, you will help provide assistance in introducing and maintaining relations to the communities we serve. In helping to spread the word of Crisis Center services, volunteers will provide awareness to potential community partners, donors, and supporters.
Duties and responsibilities may include:
· Attending community events (car shows, fairs, markets, etc),
· Engaging with communities where the volunteers are already involved and spreading with word of the Crisis Center within their social groups,
· Tabling booths and handing out information about our services and becoming a volunteer,
· Distributing information at designated locations (flyers at libraries, etc),
· Assisting in identifying potential outreach and awareness opportunities
· Helping at collaborative and special events with other organizations and businesses
· Helping at the annual Gala event
For volunteers interested in administration, volunteer ambassadors are also able to assist in light administrative duties including:
· Answering phones and transferring calls
· Sorting mail into the correct staff mail box
· Answering the door for visitors or clients arriving for appointments
· Light Clerical Duties
· Data Entry (if needed or able)
· Donation organization (if needed or able)
· Complete and return an application
· Short, informal interview with Volunteer Coordinator
· 13 hours of training (10 online, 3 in person)
· Must be 18
· Must complete a background check (paid by volunteer)
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.