MARIPOSA – If you’re someone who is looking for an opportunity to serve your community, you will want to learn more about this local training.
Mountain Crisis Services has a long history of utilizing volunteers to contribute to their success in serving local communities.
Volunteers bring needed skills and extra support that isn’t always available because of funding and staffing limitations.
Mountain Crisis Services will be providing a 40-hour training for Domestic Violence Advocate/Peer-counselor from Oct. 13 through Oct. 28. Most training days will be held in the evenings during the week with an all-day session on Saturday the 25th. Prospective volunteers must attend every training session in order to become eligible for the state certification.
Following the training, volunteers must then complete at least 60 hours of ‘shadowing’ under the supervision of direct-service staff before they receive certificates of completion.
After completing the training to become a state-certified Domestic Violence Advocate/Peer-counselor, volunteers can provide direct services such as client counseling, legal advocacy, crisis line coverage, group facilitation, and office reception.