Volunteer Phone & Hospital Advocates/ Montgomery County Residents


(39.74945,-84.19724)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

P.O. Box 972, 41 North Perry StreetDayton, OH 45422

About

Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office Victim Witness Division is seeking phone and hospital advocate volunteers. The agency will work with volunteers' schedules. Volunteers are required to work a minimum of two shifts per month. 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 21-hour training course for either position that takes place over three weeks. Positions are available weekday evenings, weekends and holidays. Weekends and Holidays are 24 Hr. shifts and weenight 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 Kelly Ewing at ewingk@mcohio.org or 937-225.5623.

Phone advocate 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 police officers 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.

Skills

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One shift per month 24 hrs. and 16 hrs.
  • Reliable

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