The CARE Program is seeking volunteers and interns! Volunteers always go out on calls in pairs, after an assailant has been arrested. Interns go out on calls over the weekend, follow up with survivors over the telephone, and provide survivors with court support.
The choices for on call shifts are:
Thursday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Friday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What CARE has to Offer
The CARE Program has many opportunities for volunteers and interns. You can:
Become more involved in your community
Learn or enhance your crisis intervention techniques
Build your knowledge of the legal system and other community resources
Take a stand against domestic violence
Build your resume for professional or graduate school
What CARE Needs
CARE volunteers and interns are a diverse group of people with some key characteristics. A volunteer or intern would tend to describe themselves as a people person, a good listener, a team player, reliable, and as someone who is interested in social justice.
What Is Expected of Volunteers & Interns
Prior to working with CARE, you will need to:
Complete a volunteer application
Provide two references
Participate in a short interview
Have an insured and reliable vehicle
Agree to a review of criminal history and driving records
Complete four days of training in January, May or September
Attend four in-service meetings per year
Volunteer for CARE a minimum of 1 year, or intern a minimum of 1 semester
Volunteers are expected to be on call a minimum of 1 to 2 times every 6 weeks. Interns should be able to spend 10-40 hours per week in the CARE office.