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Are you a caring, passionate, and talented individual with a desire to help eliminate racism and empower women? If you are, please apply to join our team of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence/Human Trafficking Counselors!
Every day, dedicated YWCA Counselor-trained Volunteers help empower victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Our Counselors are caring, passionate, and talented. They answer calls to our Support Line; accompany individuals to hospitals, courts, and community locations, and provide information, advocacy and referral services. They conduct in-person counseling, co-facilitate groups for children, and volunteer at our emergency shelter. Their participation helps make it possible for women, children, and families to flourish.
We are seeking SART Specialists, Children’s Activity Volunteers, Crisis Counselors, Legal Advocacy Volunteers, Life Skills Support Persons, Support Line Counselors, and Community Education Volunteers.
The steps to becoming a Counselor-trained Volunteer include submitting a completed Volunteer Application Form, an interview, completion of the CA State legally-mandated 65-hour Counselor Training, a background check, and a little more.
Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking Counselor (65hr) Training Schedule
Total of 17 training sessions:
Tuesdays, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sept 12, 19, 26 & Oct 3, 17, 24, 31 & Nov 7
Thursdays , 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sept 14, 21, 28 & Oct 19, 26 & Nov 2, 9
Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Oct 7
Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Nov 11
No Training on Oct 5, 10 & 12.
Training and Orientation Fee Schedule:
• $85 - Full attendance of Fall 2017 Training (no absences).
• $100 - Attendance of Fall 2017 Training with up to 8 hours of absences to be completed by watching video recordings.
• $115 - Combined attendance of Fall 2017 Training and Winter 2018 Training (Up to 15 hours can be deferred to Winter 2018 Training. Winter Training schedule to be determined.)
Volunteer Positions open until filled.
Applications accepted anytime.
Interviews held July 26 – Sept 6, 2017.
YWCA Silicon Valley is an equal opportunity provider and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, immgration status, socio-economic status, familial or marital status, veteran status, medical status, being differently-able, or any other basis prohibited by law.
YWCA Silicon Valley
375 South Third Street
San Jose, CA 95112
For application form, position descriptions,
and/or answers to your questions, contact:
Lorraine Michelle, Volunteer Engagement
408 295 4011 Ext 497
www.ywca-sv.org (Volunteer Application Form available online).
FRIENDS OF MENLO PARK LIBRARY (Menlo Park)
We have opportunities for regular volunteers (2-3 hours a week for at least six months) to help process donations and turn them into Dollars for the Menlo Park Library. Please contact us by email at email@example.com or by phone at 650-330-2521 and ask for the Volunteer Coordinator. For more about these opportunities, please see www.friendsmpl.org