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Volunteer Positions with Victim Advocates

Date: Ongoing

Organized By: Centerstone of FL

State: FL

Contact: catherine.degendice@centerstone.org
Catherine DeGendice, 9417138905

Volunteer Positions Available:
Centerstone Resource and Recovery Center: Sexual Assault and Trauma Services has volunteer positions open for victim advocates.

As a volunteer you will play an important role in making a positive difference in the lives of others.

Knowledge and Skill:
- Able to work in a crisis environment
- Provide emotional support and referrals
- Effective communication skills
- Knowledge of sexual violence issues
- Trustworthy, dependable, flexible and caring
- Comfortable working with law enforcement and medical staff
- Ability to work as a team
- Able to attend monthly meetings
- Be able to apply learned skills out in the field
- Bi-lingual is a plus
- Must possess compassion, integrity, and creativity skills

Requirements:
- Must clear a DCF Level II background clearance and Drug screening.
- Must complete 30 hour online Advocacy Core Training as well as 10 hour shadowing (required by Florida Council Against Sexual Violence)
- Provide on-call crisis intervention
- Provide emotional support to victims
- Provide information regarding victim rights
- Accompany survivors throughout the criminal and administrative proceedings
- Participate in 24/7 helpline rotation
- Attend monthly meetings/trainings
- Must maintain 8 hours of ongoing, yearly training

For more information stop by the Human Resource office for an application at:

391 6th Ave W, Bradenton FL
Or contact: Catherine DeGendice - Volunteer Coordinator at 941-782-4243 Catherine.degendice@centerstone.org

Skill Desired: Medical/Health

Matching Interests: Relevant Experience Appreciated, Women's Issues, Veterans & Military Families, Seniors, Children & Youth, Immigrants & Refugees, Health & Wellness, People with Disabilities, Poverty

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