Volunteers assist WRC staff members in providing shelter services and maintaining our Crisis Hotline. Volunteers also serve in special areas of interest such as working with children, providing Emergency Advocacy services, working as Advanced Volunteers, and providing special one-time projects such as decorating a transitional housing apartment unit or organizing holiday parties for residents.
Training Component: Volunteer training is offered four to five times a year. This extensive, interactive pre-service instruction provides trainees with a wide variety of learning experiences revolving around sexual and domestic violence, crisis intervention, and helping skills.
Highlighted below are volunteer opportunities consistently provided by the Women’s Resource Center.
Crisis Intervention Volunteers respond to the 24-hour Crisis Hotline, assist with the day-to- day support services within the shelter and protect the confidentiality and security of our clients.
Emergency Advocates are specially trained to provide trauma-informed direct service, 24 hours a day, to men, women, and children who have experienced sexual or domestic violence. Volunteer advocates meet victims at local hospitals or law enforcement agencies in the New River Valley.
Children’s Program Volunteers work directly with children providing child care, tutoring, after-school programs, story hours, crafts, games and enrichment activities.
If you would like to volunteer or become an intern, please download and fill out a form below.
For more information on our volunteer opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Program Coordinator or call 540.639.1123.