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24-Hour Helplines

Domestic Violence: (209) 465-4878
Sexual Assault: (209) 465-4997
Youth/Human Trafficking: (209) 948-1911

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YOUR support is important to our cause! Help us fulfill our mission by volunteering!

Indirect & Direct Service Opportunities Available.


Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services (WCYFS) is designed to provide all potential volunteers with thorough knowledge of our services and programs that help support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and at-risk runaway & homeless youth.

Complete and emaiil the General Volunteer Application


Indirect Service

Indirect service volunteers help behind-the-scenes to support WCYFS and the clients we serve. Volunteer receive on-the-job training, therefore no educational requirements are needed. A basic background check will be conducted on community engagement volunteers. Opportunities for Indirect Service can be found below:

  • WCYFS Ambassador
  • WCYFS Clothing Closet
  • Community Engagement
  • Office Support


Direct Service

Direct Service volunteers are required to complete a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victim Assistance Training (VAT) offered twice per year. This is a 69-hour state certified training for issues surrounding domestic violence, sexual assault, and youth homelessness. 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.

After completion of training, a background check will be conducted on volunteer advocates. Below are some examples of volunteer opportunities that fall into the Direct Service category, which apply to residential and non-residential services:

  • On-Call Crisis Team (SART)
  • Counseling Internships
  • Youth Service Assistant
  • Crisis Response
  • Support Group Facilitator
Join our direct service volunteer to become a Volunteer Advocate!


Victim Assistance Training (VAT)

Our VAT Fall 2020 is Closed. You are welcome to complete an application now to be placed in the list for the next session, VAT Spring 2020.

VAT, offered twice per year, is a 69-hour state certified training for issues surrounding domestic violence, sexual assault, and youth homelessness. As a VAT Volunteer in direct services you will 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.

Complete and email the VAT Application


Click here to download a detail description on the Direct and indirect service opportunities.


Special Projects & Professional Service Volunteering

Are you an individual, group or organization that is interested in volunteering for a special project or donating your professional services? Please complete the Volunteer Service Agreement form and tell us how you would like to GIVE Back!


To begin volunteering with WCYFS, you must first complete an appliation form and email it to Nicole Rodriguez, Volunteer Coordinator at

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WCYFS cares deeply about the health of its community, supporters, clients and team. Due to rising concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and recommendations from government agencies, we have made changes to ensure the safety of everyone.

Effective immediately, the following programs, services and events are limited, postponed or cancelled:


In-Person Services are Limited 

  • Our 24-Hour helplines are available for over the phone crisis services.

24-Hour Helplines 
Domestic Violence | (209) 465-4878 
Sexual Assault | (209) 465-4997 
Youth/Human Trafficking | (209) 948-1911 

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  • Client appointments are available by phone.
  • Court accompaniment will be on a case-by-case basis at this time. 
  • We are still available to assist with any urgent temporary restraining order (TRO) needs over the phone during business hours (209) 941-2611.

Locations Open

  • San Joaquin Street Office
  • California Street Office
  • Shelters
  • Youth Drop-In Center

Locations Closed Until Further Notice 

  • Lodi Office

Cancelled until further notice 

  • Support Groups
  • Parenting Courses 

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and support! Please call us at (209) 941-2611 or check back for any new updates.