Volunteer Training for LVCSS

Giving back by volunteering your time is rewarding way to make a difference in the lives of men, women, and children who have been affected by domestic violence or sexual assault.  The Lower Valley Crisis & Support Services (LVCSS) will be offering our volunteer core training for Winter 2018.  
 
LVCSS is a non-profit, United Way agency serving Yakima County. We provide crisis services and education for community members on issues regarding sexual assault/abuse and domestic violence.  The agency relies on community volunteers to help run its 24-hour hotline.  
 
Volunteer advocates respond to calls on a 24-hour crisis hotline by providing emotional support, crisis intervention, referrals and information to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as their non-offending family members. 
 
All calls are dispatched to the volunteer’s home or cell phone through the agency’s answering service to keep their personal contact information confidential.  Hospital advocates respond to sexual assault or domestic violence calls from our local hospitals and law enforcement agencies.  This training is designed to give volunteers the tools they need to work with victims and their families.   The training begins January 22nd – February 11th, 2018 at our agency.   The entire 7 days of training must be completed in order to become a volunteer advocate.
 
The training dates and times are as follows:
 
Monday, January 22nd 5:00pm to 8:30pm 
 
Wednesday, January 24th 5:00 to 8:30pm 
 
Monday, January 29th 5:00pm to 8:30pm 
 
Wednesday, January 31st 5:00pm to 8:30pm 
 
Friday, February 9th 4:00pm to 8:00pm 
 
Saturday, February 10th 8:30am to 4:00pm 
 
Sunday, February 11th 8:30am to 12:00pm 
 
 
For more information about volunteering, please contact us at 509-837-6689 or email lgarcia@lvcss.org.

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