By DSVS Staff
Domestic and Sexual Violence Services (DSVS) is looking for new volunteers to help staff its 24-hour helpline. Helpline volunteers are often the first point of contact when survivors of domestic and sexual violence reach out for help, and DSVS helpline volunteers provide coverage for evenings, weekends and holidays. Training is provided.
The all-online course will include five three-hour sessions throughout the month of May. Dates and times will be announced later.
DSVS serves about 150-200 survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault a year in Carbon County and Stillwater County. Services include safety planning, shelter, food, transportation, and help navigating the legal system as well as emotional support. Referrals frequently come through the helpline, which receives about 700 calls a year.
Many helpline volunteers say the work they do for DSVS is some of the most rewarding work they’ve ever done.
If you or someone you know might be interested in becoming a helpline volunteer and would like to know more about the expectations and responsibilities, please contact Hayden, DSVS Volunteer Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-446-2296. Please help spread the word about this unique volunteer opportunity.