WCYFS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Direct service programs work directly with program participants. Direct Service volunteers are required to undergo a background check and complete our Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victim Assistance Training (VAT). Successful completion of VAT is required before volunteers are able to work directly with participants. Direct service opportunities include:
- Crisis Intervention
- 24 Hr. Crisis Line Support
- 24 Hr. Hospital Response for Sexual Assault Victims
- Court Accompaniment
- Restraining Order Assistance
- In-Person Crisis Intervention Support (Walk-Ins)
- Supportive Services
- Peer Counseling
- Support Groups
- Shelter Services
- Domestic Violence Shelter Coverage
- 24 Hour Crisis Line Support
Victim Assistance Training – VAT: VAT 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 program participants. All services offered to men, women and children, regardless of race, orientation, economic background, immigration status or gender, in English, Spanish and a variety of other languages. Services also provided to our incarcerated and formerly incarcerated population. System-impacted individuals, men and bilingual individuals are encouraged to apply for this training in order to help us better meet the needs of our diverse community and clients.
VAT Applications currently CLOSED. Next VAT Session will be FALL 2021
Indirect service volunteers help behind-the-scenes to support WCYFS and our participants. Volunteers receive on-the-job training; therefore, no educational requirements needed. Indirect Service volunteers also required to undergo a routine background check. Indirect service opportunities include:
- WCYFS Clothing Closet
- Sizing, organizing, cleaning, assisting with donations, etc.
- WCYFS Special Events
- DVAM, Denim Day, Night of Remembrance, WCYFS Annual Luncheon, Christmas in July, Etc. Assisting with setup/breakdown, coordination, etc.
- Community Engagement
- Tabling/Outreach Events, Health/Resource Fairs, Community Presentations, Street Outreach/ Resource Distribution
WCYFS Overview & Orientation (Coming Soon): A 2-Hour overview and orientation presentation required for ALL those interested in volunteering, both direct & indirect.
- 18 years of age or older
- Must be able to lift a minimum of 15-25 pounds
- Must complete background check through LiveScan fingerprinting system
- Commitment to WCYFS vision to end violence and youth homelessness
- Volunteers interested in direct services MUST complete 69-hour VAT training, mandated reporter training, sexual harassment training and 40 hours of mentoring/job shadowing with direct service staff members.
**DUE TO COVID-19, WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING NEW ITEMS AT THIS TIME!
Individuals and groups are welcome to host a financial and/or in-kind (tangible goods) donation drive for WCYFS! We are always seeking new or gently used goods.
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 and return the Volunteer Service Agreement form to Corina Marquez at and tell us how you would like to GIVE Back!