Women’s Center–Youth & Family Services offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for community members, depending on their experience, interests, and availability. If you are interested in volunteering, please call (209) 941-2611 to learn more.
Victim Assistance Training (VAT)
Applications are no longer being accepted for the Spring 2017 VAT. Please check back in the Fall for information about our next VAT class.
Women’s Center–Youth & Family Services normally offers the Victim Assistance Training (VAT) course twice per year. This is a 67.5 hour state certified training for issues surrounding domestic violence, sexual assault and youth homelessness. Our volunteers assist in providing support, assistance and resources to survivors and/or significant others. All services are offered to men, women and children in English, Spanish and a variety of other languages. Both male and bilingual volunteers are encouraged to apply as well for this training in order to help us better meet the needs of our diverse community and clients. Successful completion of VAT is required before volunteers are permitted to work directly with clients. All training sessions must be attended for certification and volunteering.