What can volunteers do at DARCC?
We have multiple ways to volunteer at DARCC.
To work directly with survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones, opportunities include assisting with DARCC’s 24/7 Crisis Hotline, providing hospital accompaniment, and by accompanying survivors to legal proceedings and/or accompanying survivors when making a report to law enforcement.
To volunteer in other ways, including corporate, young professionals, and/or outreach volunteers, there are a variety of options to get involved. For more information on how to get involved, please email Krista, the Community Engagement Director at [email protected]
What are the volunteer requirements to work with clients?
Volunteers must pass a background check and complete a 40-hour Office of the Attorney General (OAG) mandated volunteer advocate training. Currently, the training is virtual.
After training, volunteers are required to take a minimum of 2 shifts per month.
Additionally, the Office of the Attorney General OAG requirements also mandate that all active volunteers receive six hours of continuing education per year.
What are the volunteer requirements for other opportunities?
For corporate volunteer groups, young professionals, and/or outreach volunteers, there are specific training needs and background check requirements, please email Krista, the Community Engagement Director at [email protected] for additional information.
How do I apply to be a volunteer?
The first step toward volunteering is to apply online. The application can be found on our website under the 'Volunteer' tab or by clicking HERE.
After your application is received, the volunteer coordinator will reach out to you to schedule a brief phone interview so you can learn more about volunteering at DARCC and we get to learn more about you.
How often is the 40-hour OAG Volunteer Advocate training offered?
Training occurs quarterly. Generally, there is a winter, spring, summer, and fall session. Be sure to check our website and social media for upcoming training dates!
What does the 40-hour OAG Volunteer Advocate training cover?
During training, you will hear from a wide range of speakers that cover multiple topics. Some of which include:
- Sexual Violence 101
- History, Prevention, and Gender Socialization
- Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Response
- Crisis Intervention
- Suicide & Suicide Assessment
- Crime Victim's Assistance Programs
- Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse
- Sexual Assault Forensic Exam & Hospital Process
- Overview of the Criminal Justice System / Law Enforcement Response
- Trauma & the Brain
- Special Populations
- Ethics & Confidentiality
Have more questions?
Please contact the volunteer coordinator with any questions you may have before, during, or after training at [email protected].