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Volunteer Positions

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Case Advocate/Worker

This individual may facilitate groups; provide individual crisis counseling, advocacy and share information and referrals with the residential and non-residential domestic and sexual violence survivors and their families. Experience in the Human Service field and/or currently enrolled in a higher education program required.

Children’s Activities

We are looking for volunteers to help with fun activities for our clients to participate in. These activities may include a movie night, musical fun, arts/crafts, or holiday parties. Volunteer input is encouraged. High school diploma and/or related experience required.

Clerical Support

This support is needed to help with mailings, arrange files, and answering the phones. With all of the services we provide there is always a need for someone to help take care of the “paperwork side” of things. High school diploma and/or related experience required.

Crisis Aides

Crisis aides work on the residential domestic and sexual violence floor supporting the women and children whom are staying there, answering the Crisis Line Phone, light cleaning, and providing some transportation services.High school diploma and/or related experience required.

Domestic Abuse Response Team (Dart)

The mission of the Domestic Assault Response Team is to reduce violence against families in Muskegon County by drawing on the resources of various community groups to intervene immediately to the survivor’s needs. Volunteers work with survivors of domestic violence to provide support and needed information. This will be done through on-site crisis intervention at the time of the incident and through on-going advocacy when necessary. Teams work in twos, and the number of hours of actual on-call availability will vary depending on number of volunteers and availability of each individual volunteer. High school diploma and/or related experience required.

Facilities Support

This may include helping in the kitchen, working to improve our shelter, or simply helping to beautify our grounds. High school diploma and/or related experience required.

Foster Grandparents

Foster Grandparents are utilized in our shelter to assist with the care and supervision of children. They play games, rock, cuddle, read books, and give our children lots of love. This individual may also provide respite care to residential and non-residential youth while their parent/guardian is meeting with their counselor or attending group. High school diploma and/or related experience required.

Legal Advocate

The legal advocate offers support to stalking, domestic, and sexual violence victims throughout the justice system process. This individual may help with personal protection orders or accompany clients in the courtroom during court procedures. High school diploma and/or related experience required.

Special Events/Projects

This individual may provide assistance for special outings with clients, i.e. trip to the zoo, camping, yard sales, budgeting/parenting class and holiday help. High school diploma and/or related experience required.

Therapist

This individual may provide on-going therapy/support to residential and non-residential domestic and sexual violence survivors and their families. Currently enrolled in a Master’s Degree program or must possess a Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or related field required.

Transportation Volunteer

This individual provide local transportation assistance for residential and non-residential clients to necessary appointments, i.e. DHS, Donation Center, MAP, CAAP, MOCAP, hospital, doctor, etc. High school diploma and/or related experience required. Must have a valid driver’s license and current insurance policy.