Womanspace looking 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 begin in September. Applications will be accepted until February 1, 2020. 

In making this announcement, Domestic Violence Victim Response Team Coordinator, Heidi Mueller said, “These volunteers play a crucial role in Womanspace services, and make a positive impact on the victims that they encounter.”

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 & available transportation in order to respond to Mercer County Police Departments and hospital emergency rooms;
  • Live within a half hour of Mercer County;
  • NO criminal record history (Applicants must submit information for a background check & interview);
  • Attend  mandatory training and attend monthly meetings;
  • Ability to communicate well with others and be sensitive to victims’ feelings. 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) 394-0136 or at dvvrt@womanspace.org; Sexual Assault Support Services Coordinator, Alison Daks at sass@womanspace.org; or Volunteer Coordinator, Susan Adams at saa@womanspace.org.

Founded in 1977, Womanspace is a leading nonprofit organization serving the greater Mercer County area and the state of New Jersey by providing a comprehensive array services to individuals and families impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault. Womanspace bilingual (English and Spanish) services and programs include 24/7 crisis intervention, safe, short-term emergency shelter, short and long-term transitional housing, individual counseling, therapeutic support groups, court advocacy, and the 24/7 crisis hotline (609) 394-9000. Womanspace also operates the 24/7 New Jersey Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline 800-572-SAFE. To learn more about Womanspace please visit www.womanspace.org.      

Submitted by Womanspace

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