Without the dedication and compassion of volunteers, we could not sustain the level of assistance to those who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault. It is an investment of time, talent and caring that our volunteers offer…an investment that is priceless to our agency and our clients.
How do I become a volunteer?
Due to the nature of our work and the responsibility we entrust to our volunteers, all applicants must be 18 years or older, and we are required to complete the following:
- Volunteer Application
- $10 fee for background check
- Interview with the volunteer coordinator
- Volunteer Training Program – a 12-16 hours training addressing domestic and sexual violence, community resources, confidentiality and more
- Volunteer training is held quarterly. Volunteers are notified of upcoming training dates upon completion of the application, interview process and background check.
Contact us for more information.
What types of volunteers do you need?
Administrative: Assist with general office duties: filing, scanning, photocopying, data entry and more.
Court Advocacy: Staff and volunteers at the Court Advocacy Office assist survivors in obtaining Protective Orders for themselves, and if necessary, minor children.
Crisis Line: Our agency maintains a 24-hour information and crisis line 918.7HELP.ME (918.743.5763) for round-the-clock assistance to victims of domestic and sexual violence. Volunteers assist with answering the crisis line during the evenings and weekends, providing a listening ear and referrals to victims, abusers and their families.
Family Safety Center: Assist survivors in obtaining emergency protective orders. Volunteers also assist with identifying special needs, making referrals and safety planning.
Fundraising: Assist with donation room, coordinating donation pick-up, mailings, event set-up and many on-site tasks.
Hospital Advocacy: Staff and volunteer advocates provide emotional support and general information during hospital sexual assault exams.
Speaker’s Bureau: Represent DVIS and provide outreach at agency fairs, health fairs and community events. Provide information regarding mission, agency services, statistics and opportunities for involvement.