Volunteers are a essential to Townhall II's emergency services. Each year they handle hundreds of phone calls to our 24-hour crisis helpline. They also provide essential services to survivors of survivors of crime.
Volunteering allows you to strengthen your resume and gain valuable experience, while participating in an opportunity to changes lives in our local community.
Volunteers must pass a background check, drug screening, and TB test.
Crime Victim Advocacy
Crime Victim Advocates provide hands-on emotional support and assistance to victims of violent crimes.
Crime Victim Advocacy training includes crisis intervention training, lecture, discussion, supervised role-playing, and skill-building activities. Participants learn about listening and communication skills, healthy boundaries, self-care, sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and other violent crimes, as well as tour a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Unit.
Prospective volunteers must submit an application, complete a brief interview, and complete the 40-hour training. Trainees who successfully complete the 40-hour training are asked to fulfill a 200-hour minimum volunteer commitment with flexible scheduling over the course of a year. Trainees must be at least 18 years or older and have reliable transportation.
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Townhall II Crisis Intervention Department is looking for volunteer staff to work in the Helpline. Volunteers undergo an 80 hour training and are considered vital members of a team that supports our community members in crisis.
Volunteers are asked to work a four-hour block of time at their convenience under the direct supervision of a Crisis Intervention Specialist. Volunteers perform the same duties as a Crisis Intervention Specialist, except that they do not supervise other staff.
Volunteers can work as little as one four-hour block per month.