Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you want to make new friends? Do you want to gain new knowledge and experiences? Do you have a caring heart?
Then you would make a perfect volunteer at Victims’ Intervention Program!
There are many volunteer opportunities at Victims’ Intervention Program (VIP). Just this winter we had a team of five new volunteer graduates! We are excited to have them on our team and we are now looking for our next team of volunteers to join! The greatest need currently is for volunteers to help with our 24-hour crisis hotline. VIP provides an extensive training to all incoming volunteers – at no cost to you! After successful completion of the training and practicum, you will receive a pager. You are able to respond to hotline calls from the comfort of your own home.
Volunteers often tell us they want to join our team because they want to GIVE. However, after the first hotline shift they tell us that had no idea they would RECEIVE so much in return. The power of volunteering has been researched for years. Gordon Hickle once said, “One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served.” Our volunteers echo that sentiment. However, our clients tell us how much they appreciate the listening and supportive ear on the other end of that hotline. Both parties think they are the ones receiving – what a wonderful partnership!
Victims’ Intervention Program is a non-profit agency that provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and other serious crimes. Services are also provided to the family members, friends, and acquaintances of the victims as well as anyone affected by these issues no matter how indirectly. All services are completely confidential, except what rises to the level of a child abuse mandated report. VIP provides many crisis and post-crisis services. Trained volunteers can assist with most services. For a complete list of services, please click here. If you are interested in joining the VIP team or if you are in need of services or know someone who is, please call us at 570-253-4401.
What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.