RDVIC has two volunteer options 1) Volunteer Advocates and 2) Auxiliary Volunteers. Both positions provide vital support to the mission of the RDVIC. If you would like to become one of our volunteers, please read the job descriptions then fill out and return our application form below.
1) Volunteer Advocates
Abuse can happen anytime, anywhere, Volunteer Advocates respond to RDVIC’s 24 hour hotline for victims.. Volunteer Advocate shifts are:
Monday through Friday starting at 5 p.m. and ending at 9 a.m. the next morning
Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m. ̶ 9 p.m. or 9 p.m. ̶ 9 a.m.
Description of Duties
Volunteer advocates work out of their homes. They use their cell phones or home phones to respond to crisis calls. Some of the services they may provide to victims are:
- talk on the phone with victims providing support, information and discussing their options
- transport a client to shelter
- assist a client with filing a Domestic Violence Protection Order at Magistrate Court
- provide advocacy at hospitals
Volunteer advocates must complete at least twenty (20) hours of training before becoming active volunteers. Learn more here.
2) Auxiliary Volunteers
Auxiliary Volunteers help with a variety of agency activities such as our
- holiday gift wrap fundraiser
- provide support for events for Sexual Assault Awareness and Domestic Violence awareness months
- provide support for the United Way Greatest Garage Sale fundraisers.
(Auxiliary Volunteers are not required to attend volunteer training.)