The Laurel Center is looking for incoming volunteers to assist us with our mission to intervene in domestic and sexual violence instances in the Winchester, Clarke, Frederick, and Warren Counties. Our volunteers allow us to educate the community around us while empowering the survivors within that same community. We are looking for help in spreading the word to make this volunteer training our largest yet. We think these education sessions do a wonderful job letting someone see into the world of a domestic or sexual violence survivor. Volunteers may take the full training and be able to assist directly in the shelter.
We encourage the general public to stop in for a session or two (or all would be awesome) to open our eyes to the issues that we face as a shelter and in our community.
We have volunteer training coming up with the following schedule: (All sessions 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at The Laurel Center 402 North Cameron Street)
September 18th – The Laurel Center: An introduction and history - Domestic Violence 101; Sexual Assault 101
September 23rd – Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence - Protective Orders; Stalking
September 25th – Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
September 30th – Communication/Active Listening
October 2nd – Boundaries - Confidentiality; Trauma Stewardship; Self-care
We think these education sessions do a wonderful job letting someone see into the world of a domestic or sexual violence survivor. Volunteers may take the full training and be able to assist directly in the shelter. We encourage the general public to stop in for a session or two to open our eyes to the issues that we face as a shelter and in our community. We look forward to having younger population experience things to look for and how to combat violence around them, while looking to their new ideas of how we can better ourselves as an organization.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to working with you soon.
Thank you for your time,
Urgent Volunteer Request
Faith in Action needs volunteer drivers to transport clients to and from Doctor Appointments and lifesaving medical treatments such as dialysis. There current driver pool is low and they have recently lost 3 drivers and need to replace them quickly. If you have a heart for volunteering please contact Mike Garcia to see how you can make a difference in our community.
Our volunteers transport patients in the local area to and from medical appointments. Our operating hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with rare exceptions. Volunteers can select which transports they want to drive, if any, from a list that is sent out weekly. Drivers will use their own personal vehicles for these transports, and all of our clients are ambulatory. Volunteer in processing is done through the Valley Health Volunteer Services office at Winchester Medical Center.
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