How to Get Involved – Volunteer
Volunteers play a vital role in offering services to survivors of sexual violence and domestic violence.
Peace River Center Victim Services volunteers provide:
- Hospital Advocacy – Crisis intervention, emotional support, information and referrals for survivors.
- Shelter Advocacy – Assistance with answering the domestic violence crisis hotline, support to administrative assistant, and assisting with group activities for children staying in the shelter.
- Outreach Awareness Events – Information and education to our community about Victim Services and programs we offer.
- Group Facilitation – Education about healthy relationships, sexual violence and domestic violence.
- Administrative Support – Assisting office staff with preparation for outreach events, groups, trainings, and program monitoring.
- Pass background screening and drug testing, fees do apply.
- Complete Peace River Center orientation (2 days).
- Successful completion of 30 Florida Council against Sexual Violence Advocacy Core Training online.
- Successful completion of 30 hour Florida Coalition against Domestic Violence Core Comp training (3 days) in addition to the Sexual Violence Training for those interested in volunteering for the shelter.
- Follow all policies and procedures of Peace River Center and Victim Services.
- Priority will be given to volunteers who can commit to 16 hours per month, with a 1 year commitment.