Victim support advocate volunteers needed – Training will be provided
The Human Services Department would like your help! HSD’s Safe and Thriving Communities Division is seeking help recruiting community volunteers to become trained support advocates to victims of domestic violence and other crimes. Victim Support Team (VST) volunteers offer support to survivors in a unique time of need, and their commitment and impact make this program a vital part of the City’s response to violence.
About becoming a Victim Support Team volunteer:
- VST Community Volunteers come from all backgrounds and walks of life.
- No experience in social work or counseling is required.
- Free onboarding, training, and mentorship will be provided as a part of the program.
- The Victim Support Team provides short term advocacy, safety planning, and referrals to culturally relevant resources.
- VST volunteers operate in-person on the weekends as a mobile crisis response team, and during the week offering remote phone advocacy.
Benefits of volunteering with VST:
- Make an important impact providing compassionate and non-judgmental support to survivors.
- Join a professional community of practice that includes experts in the field of victim advocacy.
- Gain skills and knowledge in survivor advocacy and build community connections and relationships.
More information and application materials are available online, please visit VST Volunteer Opportunities – HumanServices | seattle.gov today:
- Applications are open now, deadline to submit is March 17, 2022
- Must be 21+ and pass an SPD background check