The Women's Center of Greater Danbury is screening candidates for the fall 2018 dual Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Certification program. The 48-hour training class certifies volunteers to perform crisis intervention at the Center during business hours or from home when the Center is closed.
Space is limited and all prospective volunteers must apply by this Friday.
It is a prerequisite for court advocate, counselor advocate, group facilitator, and other advanced direct service volunteer positions. Day training classes begin September 11th, meeting for two weeks in the Center's 2nd floor Training Room at 8 West Street in Danbury.
During the last fiscal year, the Women's Center responded to more than 3,000 sexual assault and domestic violence hotline calls, in addition to providing emergency shelter, counseling services, advocacy services, community education and prevention programs, and information and referral services. Over 33,000 clients in the greater Danbury area were served by the Center's programs and services from July 2016-June 2017.
Candidates must be at least 18 years of age; male and bilingual volunteers are encouraged to apply. There is a $50 per person materials fee to help defray the cost of the manual, though waivers are available for qualified candidates. A background check will be done.