Willow Volunteer Training to begin next week - still time to sign up!

What is The Willow Domestic Violence Center? The Willow Domestic Violence Center is a Lawrence agency that provides shelter and other services to survivors of domestic violence. As the first shelter established in Kansas, we have been helping women and children since 1976. We need your help to continue to support families and strive to eliminate domestic violence in our community.

How can I help support domestic violence survivors? Volunteer your time and expertise!

Volunteer Opportunities Non-direct service: Requires 2-6 hours of training, depending on which opportunity is chosen Ways to help: 1. Complete administrative tasks such as copies, sorting, donations and putting together materials.
2. Assist with awareness raising projects such as presentations, flier and brochure distribution, tabling events and coordination of small fundraisers. 3. Courtwatch

Direct Service: 40 hours of training required Ways to help: 1. Answer crisis calls 2. Provide peer counseling and support 3. Accompany a survivor to court 4. Meet with a survivor in the community to safety plan or discuss community resources

How to become a Volunteer Advocate 1. Complete volunteer advocate application, available at www.willowdvcenter.org or by emailing klarson@willowdvcenter.org 2. After you complete the form - email it to: klarson@willowdvcenter.org 3. Once your application is reviewed, you will be contacted about setting up an interview 4. Successful applicants will then be invited to attend the February training.
5. The training is scheduled to start 02.08.10 and will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30pm to 9:00 pm and at least three Saturdays, times to be determined.

For more information contact: Kiley Larson – klarson@willowdvcenter.org

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jestevens 7 years, 8 months ago

By what time and date would you like people to sign up, Audra?

And does the training that begins on Feb. 8 cover all the volunteer opportunities listed above? Or is it an orientation meeting for people to choose which volunteer activity with which they'd like to become involved?

Kristine Chapman 7 years, 8 months ago

Argh! I commented last week and it didn't go through...sorry Jane!!

If anyone is still interested in learning more, they can contact us anytime at 785-331-2034 or 843-3333. Another Volunteer Open House and a fresh training course will be held later this Spring.

I'll be sure to post info on Wellcommons with plenty of time to spare. :)


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