We are seeking dedicated volunteers who are interested in providing help and assistance in our Crisis Center. These volunteer positions offer a unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people in need. In this role, you would serve as a central touch point for our shelter residents and also for members of the community who call our Crisis Line.
Position: Crisis Center Advocate
Description: Advocates in our Crisis Center work with staff and volunteer team members to provide assistance to our shelter residents and to individuals who call our Crisis Line for support, crisis intervention, information and resources.
Qualifications: Excellent listening and communication skills. Crisis intervention training (see below). Good organizational and record keeping abilities. Basic computer knowledge.
Training Required: You must have completed LACASA’s 34-hour Core Volunteer Training, or be willing to enroll in and complete the next scheduled training session. We also will provide additional training specific to this position.
Time Commitment: Part-time coverage is needed Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You may sign up for either a 4-hour or 8-hour shift weekly. Because it is important for us to provide consistency for our clients, we would ask that volunteers who commit to this part-time position have the ability to work as an advocate for a minimum of one-year.
Additional Information: Due to cutbacks in local and federal funding, we are in need of several dedicated volunteers to fulfill this critical area of service. You will find that this is a rewarding position where your talents and abilities will impact the lives of people in need from Livingston County.
If you are interested in learning more about this key volunteer opportunity, please contact:
LACASA’s Volunteer Coordinator