No Act of kindness, No matter how small, is ever wasted.
“Domestic abuse, intimate partner violence, homelessness, and related traumas are distressing and taxing experiences that can have long lasting effects on anyone. Please reflect on your personal circumstances regarding your ability to work effectively in what can be a triggering and traumatic environment. Also, please reflect on your systems and habits of self-care; before we can be effective advocates for our clients, our agency, and our community, we must each first be advocates for ourselves. If you need a little more time and space for your own personal healing, we encourage you to honor yourself, and to think about applying perhaps in the future. Otherwise, we look forward to hearing from you.”
The crisis hotline advocate is responsible for responding to Courage Connection Crisis Hotline calls during their assigned shift and providing crisis intervention and referrals to callers affected by domestic violence. The Crisis Hotline worker provides crisis advocacy and referrals to clients, and records accurate and objective case notes/narratives. Volunteer shifts also include the responsibility of conducting client intakes. Courage Connection operates 24 hours 7 days a week, shifts are as follows; 7a-3p, 3p-11p, 11p-7p, Will include coverage for the holiday.
These volunteers will need to attend additional hotline training.
Counseling and Education Program
Educational volunteers–The counseling volunteer program seeks to empower our community in developing a culture of safety and respect in relationships. As a volunteer, you will help individuals recognize the impact of domestic violence and identify harmful attitudes and beliefs surrounding unhealthy relationships.
Group work & Childcare volunteers– The counseling unit offers volunteers opportunities to engage with currents clients through group work and/or childcare.
Provide childcare during our weekly evening support groups, making it possible for survivors with children to attend group. This volunteer opportunity is available at both the Emergency Shelter and Transitional housing Locations.
Assist with organizing documentation, supporting staff with client needs; greet our visitors and answering and forward calls.
Volunteers make the Connection! To fill out a volunteer application, click the link below.