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There are a number of ways to give your talent and time at The Willow. Almost anyone can volunteer - we need women and men of all ages, backgrounds, and experience. Volunteer Advocates participate in a variety of activities, from direct service in our shelter home to organizing presentations in the community. No experience necessary, great training provided.
We hold training 5 times a year, so apply at any time. Our volunteer opportunities require varying levels of training. We work with every volunteer to place them in a position they will enjoy. Non-direct service volunteers, who help with special events, office assistance, community education, and marketing, need 6 hours of training. Direct service volunteers, including shelter advocates, court advocates, and children’s program advocates, need 40 hours of training.
Volunteer Advocate Training consists of domestic violence education and preparation for the hands-on work we provide, including responding to crisis line calls, providing peer counseling, facilitating support groups, providing court advocacy, and many other free and confidential services. In exchange for this valuable training, we ask for a one year commitment of volunteering 4 hours per week, flexible to your schedule.