Volunteers provide intervention and support services to victims and the Advocates organization.
Ending domestic and sexual violence and empowering survivors is a community effort. Our fantastic team of volunteers is why Advocates of Routt County can provide 24-hour support to survivors in this community. Volunteers are an essential part of our team and take on a variety of roles.
Please contact our volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about the volunteer opportunities available, or submit interest below.
24/7 SafeLine Volunteers
Provide on-call crisis intervention and support to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in the community.
- SafeLine volunteers provide crisis intervention and confidential support for survivors in the community.
- All volunteers are required to attend 16 hours of Core training to better understand the issues of sexual and domestic violence.
- Safeline volunteers also receive additional training to prepare for responding to survivors (also required for all communication with callers to be legally confidential).
- Safeline volunteers recieve ongoing support from Advocates staff and other volunteers. They are asked to attend meetings at least once every three months and to check in regularly with staff.
Office and Logistical Support Volunteer
Support Advocates staff and volunteers through clerical work, special projects, assisting with event production or 'tabling', and other logistical tasks as needed.
- OLS Volunteers are asked to attend 16 hours of basic training so that they are able to answer questions about the agency’s services and the issues we attend to. No additional training is required.
- If you have any specific interests or expertise, such as yoga teacher training, graphic design, etc. that you would like to utilize as a volunteer for Advocates, suggestions are welcome.
Share your story, inspire other survivors, educate the community, create social change, and build community.
- The “Speak Your Truth’ orients volunteers to what goes into speaking publicly about their experiences as well as identifying key messages they want to share.
- Survivor Speakers may reach many different audiences through Advocates’ educational programming, fundraising efforts, volunteer training, and/or awareness events.
- Survivor Speakers are expected to attend 16 hours of basic training, as well as an additional 6 hours of private coaching on effective writing and public speaking.
- Survivor Speakers are required to attend regular meetings maintain communication with staff, receive ongoing support or training, and to build community with other survivor speakers.
- Direct service and/or prevention staff will always be present with survivor speakers when they are presenting, will assist with preparing for each event, and will do everything in their power to negotiate and maintain the survivor’s boundaries with their audience before, during, and after speaking events.
Social Change Volunteers
Social Change Volunteers serve Advocates’ mission in many different ways.
Opportunities span from assisting with promotions and events, supporting educational programs, or becoming a community-based Drivers of Change volunteer.
Drivers of Change volunteers serve as “point person” / liaison between Advocates and their own business, org’, or group
- Drivers must attend 3 hours of training to learn basics of problem behaviors, misconduct, and reporting
- Facilitate communication with stakeholders and decision makers within your group
- Help set up Advocates’ programs and trainings for the group you represent
- Support Advocates’ events, online campaigns, and special projects