The Victim Center
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM, every day through Jun 09, 2022.
The Victim Center in Springfield is looking for persons to serve as volunteer victim advocates on our 24-hour crisis response line.
Volunteer victim advocates are essential for maintaining The Victim Center’s 24-hour crisis response line. The Victim Center serves victims of violent and sexual crimes, all ages, genders, orientations, races, belief systems, all humans. Violent and sexual crimes include assault, family/domestic/relationship violence, child abuse/victimizations, rape, homicide, adult survivors (people who were victimized as children), robbery, alcohol crashes, and secondary crime victims.
The primary role of a volunteer victim advocate is to listen, validate, and support the victim through crisis intervention by phone. Volunteer victim advocates choose two to four call shifts per month and attend a monthly meeting for training and support.
To volunteer, one must be 21 years old (or very close to it), complete an application, pass an interview, national background check, and reference check. Volunteers must also have their own phone. There are upcoming volunteer victim advocate trainings schedule for April 29/30 and June 6-9. Interested individuals can find information on The Victim Center volunteer website or contact Alisa Garbisch, Interim Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com or 417-863-7273 for more information.
About The Victim Center
The Victim Center provides free-of-charge services to victims of violent and/or sexual crimes through 24-hour crisis response, individual and group counseling, personal advocacy, and court support. The Victim Center also provides school and community-based prevention education and training. There is no fee for any of the services provided.