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.
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 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)
Postponed until further notice.
WCYFS is postponing its Victim Assistance Training due to the rising concerns around the Conoravirus and recommendations from government agencies.
Volunteer Advocates 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.
Download and complete 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!