The YWCA of Eastern Union County is currently recruiting volunteers to participate and complete the mandatory 40-hour training beginning on March 15, 2010.

Of special need are volunteers that can provide the following:

1. Support, information, and referral to callers via the 24-hour confidential hotline

2. Assistance to victims at local police departments throughout Union County via the Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT). Volunteers in this capacity are called upon by the local police in their area, and respond to the police department to meet with a victim to provide information, options, emotional support, and referrals.

3. Childcare so that moms can attend important services, such as court, social service appointments, and individual and group counseling.

4. Volunteer advocates to work in our Legal/Court Advocacy department to assist victims of domestic violence in providing support, information, and referrals regarding restraining orders and other services.

Prior to attending the 40-hour training, interested individuals shall participate in an interview process, as well as initiating a background check via fingerprinting. Classes begin in March and are twice per week in the evenings, concluding in May. Volunteers at the YWCA EUC make a REAL difference in the lives of survivors of domestic violence.

Please call today to inquire about whether or not these opportunities are right for you! Please Contact: Leslie Contreras 908-355-1500 Ext. 18