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Volunteer for the Trauma Intervention Program of Merrimack Valley

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ORGANIZATION: TRAUMA INTERVENTION PROGRAMS OF MERRIMACK VALLEY INC

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Volunteer with Trauma Intervention Program of Merrimack Valley!
We service Andover, North Andover and Methuen as well as 3 hospitals.
36 hours a month (it says one shift form 12-12 but its not)

WHAT IS TIP?

The Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) is a group of specially trained and thoroughly screened volunteers. Partnering with first responders, we provide emotional and practical support to the survivors of traumatic events, in the first few hours (and beyond) after a tragedy.

We are:

* Called to a trauma scene by police officers, fire fighters or hospital emergency room personnel and Town/City Officials

* Considered essential to our community

* People helping people in crisis

* A nonprofit organization

TIP TRAINING ACADEMY: TIP of MV will be offering a training for new volunteers wishing to join our elite team. The dates for the exclusive & required training

1 Shift

  • 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About TRAUMA INTERVENTION PROGRAMS OF MERRIMACK VALLEY INC

Location:

299 S MAIN ST, ANDOVER, MA 01810, US

Mission Statement

TIP is a group of specially trained volunteers who provide emotional aid and practical support to victims of traumatic events and their families in the first few hours following a tragedy. TIP Volunteers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They are called by police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and hospital personnel to assist family members and friends following a natural or unexpected death; victims of violent crime including rape, assault, robbery, or burglary; victims of fire; disoriented or lonely elderly persons; people involved in motor vehicle accidents; people who are distraught and seeking immediate support; and survivors of suicide. The Merrimack Valley Chapter of TIP was founded in 1993. The Chapter receives support and guidance from a local Advisory Committee.

Description

TIP of Merrimack Valley is a chapter of the Trauma Intervention Programs, Inc. (TIP), a national non-profit organization founded in 1985. TIP has 14 affiliates serving over 250 cities across the nation. In each Affiliate, citizen volunteers respond to traumatic incidents at the request of Police, Fire and Hospital personnel to support those who are emotionally traumatized.
Our volunteers are citizens helping citizens in crisis. All volunteers must attend our Training Academy and will receive all the training necessary to carry out their role as a TIP Volunteer.
TIP has received the prestigious Innovations Award in State and Local government from Harvard University and Ford Foundation, Crime Victim Service Award from the U.S. Justice Department, and the Governor's Victim Service Award from the State of California.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Crisis Support
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Crisis Support

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

Multiple locations Andover, MA 01810

(42.65686,-71.14079)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 36 Hours a month

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