Family Advocates is a nonprofit organization providing services for victims of sexual assault and family/partner abuse. Family Advocates serves residents of Grant, Iowa and Lafayette Counties through offices in each county.
Volunteer Need 1
Direct: Volunteers who ARE working directly with clients. Direct volunteers in the following areas must complete a maximum 4 hour training course. The training covers areas such as crisis intervention, domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Qualifications: an interest in issues of violence, community activism, and human rights; able to advocate for women, children, and families; crisis intervention, flexibility, honesty, integrity, and confidentiality. Requirements: Must volunteer a minimum of 20 hours, excluding training & orientation. If a volunteering for college credit, must commit to the full semester.
Volunteer Need 2
Indirect: Volunteers who ARE NOT working directly with clients. Indirect volunteers work in the following areas after they have received a brief orientation of Family Advocates, Inc. as well as information on domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Qualifications: Positive work ethic, organization skills, basic cleaning skills, flexibility, honesty, integrity, and confidentiality. These are some of the areas in which Family Advocates, Inc. utilizes volunteers. If you would like more information please call 608-348-5995 extension 0.