Crisis hotline volunteers welcomeJune 24,2013Staff Report
The Rutland County Women's Network and Shelter is looking for volunteers to man its crisis hotline.
Volunteers will take calls from victims of domestic and sexual violence and direct them to the appropriate service agency. Volunteers must be 18 years old, possess a valid driver's license and be willing to serve in an on-call capacity for the 24-hour hotline.
Prospective volunteers must fill out an application and submit references from five people. Once accepted, volunteers will undergo in a six-session training course. The organization is looking for volunteers who are willing to make a one-year commitment.
The Rutland County Women's Network and Shelter is dedicated to assisting survivors of domestic and sexual violence through shelter, counseling, protection, support, prevention, education, advocacy and outreach in Rutland County, with the goal of preventing and decreasing incidents of further abuse.
In 2012, the organization provided direct services to over 2,000 women and over 3,200 children through its crisis hotline, advocacy, emergency shelter, counseling and education, and community referrals.
For more information, call 775-6788, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.rcwn.org and click on “Get Involved” to download a volunteer application.
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