Womanspace in Partnership with Mercer County Police Departments Accepting Applications for Volunteers

Womanspace, Inc., a leading nonprofit agency that provides services to people impacted by domestic and sexual violence is currently accepting volunteer applications for the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victim Response Teams. The fall training will be held in September. Applications will be accepted until August 1, 2018.

In making this announcement, Domestic Violence Victim Response Team Coordinator, Heidi Mueller said, “We are very excited to be taking another volunteer class this fall. This program is truly amazing and extensive — not only do these volunteers go on to give crucial information, they also give emotional support to victims.”

The 80 hour program will feature specialized training on such topics as the law, sensitivity to the needs of victims and their children, and how to provide swift, safe and appropriate responses at a very critical time for families.

Womanspace will be accepting applications from prospective volunteers who meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 18 years of age;
  • Possess a valid Driver’s license and available transportation
  • No criminal record history (Applicants must submit information for a background check and interview);
  • Attend mandatory training and attend monthly meetings;
  • Ability to communicate well with others and be sensitive to victims’ feelings; and
  • Bilingual individuals and persons fluent in American Sign Language are encouraged to participate.

For more information please contact the Domestic Violence Victim Response Team Coordinator, Heidi Mueller at (609) 392-0316 / dvvrt@womanspace.org or Sexual Assault Support Services Coordinator Alison Daks at sass@womanspace.org

ABOUT WOMANSPACE: Founded in 1977, Womanspace, Inc. is a leading nonprofit agency in Mercer County, New Jersey, whose mission is to Prevent Abuse, Protect Families and Change Lives through empowerment and a safety net of supportive services. Womanspace bilingual (English and Spanish) programs include 24-hour crisis intervention through crisis hotlines, response teams, and emergency shelter; counseling for adults and children, court advocacy and housing services. Our goal is to assist survivors both at-the-moment of crisis and throughout their journey of emotional healing and the achievement of economic independence. For more information, please visit www.WOMANSPACE.org or call (609) 394-0136.

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