Hospital/Crisis Line Advocates (Montgomery County, OH)
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Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office Victim Witness Division is seeking Hospital Advocate and Crisis Line volunteers. The agency will work with volunteers' schedules. Volunteers are required to work a minimum of two shifts per month with a signed contract to commit for at least a year. Volunteers must live in or around Montgomery County, must be at least 18 years of age and have reliable transportation to drive to local hospitals within 30-40 minutes. Each volunteer will go through a state mandated 40-hour training course for the hospital position that takes place over three weeks, consisting of 20 face to face hours and 20 online through an accredited advocacy institution. Positions are available weekday evenings, weekends and holidays. Weekends and Holidays are 24 Hr. shifts and weeknight evenings are 16 hrs.. Volunteer must consent to have and pass background check, which is provided by the agency. A training manual also will be provided. For more information contact Kaylin Ely at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-225-5623.
Crisis Line Advocacy Volunteer: Volunteers will answer 24-hour crisis line for agency after hours. This can be done from your home since we use a forwarding system. However, we do ask that you be in private whenever you receive a crisis call. Phone advocates will be supervised by a staff member and handle calls from victims of crime who need crisis intervention or have questions about the criminal justice system. Volunteers will also answer calls from area police agencies and local hospitals calling to report sexual assaults.
Hospital Advocate Volunteer: Volunteers respond to all Montgomery County emergency rooms to assist sexual assault victims. Volunteers work closely with law enforcement and hospital staff. Hospital advocates are not required to stay at home or be in one location as long as the staff can reach the volunteer.
To download and print an application to email it to me, please go to www.mcohio.org and click on government, elected officials, prosecutor, office division and select Victim Witness. Then click ways you can help. Or you can email me directly and I can send email you the application packet.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Victim/Witness Division Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office
41 North Perry Street, Dayton, OH 45422, US
Victim Witness Division The Victim / Witness Division is a section of the Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office. Established in 1974, this Division is designed to help those individuals who have been a victim or witness of a violent crime.
The Victim / Witness Division provides 24-hour crisis-intervention, support and informational services to those affected by violent crime. The Advocates specialize in cases of sexual assault/abuse and homicide; however, they offer a variety of services to other victims and witnesses as well. The goal of the Division is to help victims and witnesses understand their rights and responsibilities so that they can make intelligent choices about what is best for them.
The Victim Advocates are dedicated to providing emotional support, advocacy and assistance following the tragic death of a loved one. Reconstruction of a meaningful and functional life can be facilitated by such intervention.
Phone: (937) 225-5623
We'll work with your schedule.
P.O. Box 972, 41 North Perry StreetDayton, OH 45422
- Crisis Intervention
- Legal (General)
- Crisis Counseling
- Law Enforcement
- People Skills
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Two shifts per month
- Reliable and committed, Able to wake up during shifts if they are over night, Calm, Patient, Good people skills