POSITION OVERVIEW: On-Call Response Volunteer 

Description: Our specially-trained On-Call Volunteers assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault by providing immediate intervention, support, and information about what help and resources are available for victims and survivors. Volunteers only respond if a perpetrator arrest has been made and the situation has been deemed safe by law enforcement. On-Call Volunteers may be responding in-person at a hospital, law enforcement agency, or at a victim’s home. Some on-call assignments are handled strictly by phone. Each case is unique. A valid driver’s license is required, as well as reliable transportation.

Training: LACASA Volunteer Orientation is required. On-Call Volunteers also must complete a minimum of 3-hours specialized On-Call Volunteer Training and eventual completion of LACASA’s Core Training Program. Additional on-the-job training & supervision will be provided. 

Time Commitment: On-Call volunteers commit to shifts. Weeknight shifts are from 5 p.m. – 8 a.m. Weekend shifts are 24-hours, from 8 a.m. in the morning to 8 a.m. the following morning. In some cases, you will not receive an on-call notification during your shift, but you must be available to respond to on-call notifications and on-call visits during the entirety of your shift.

If you have a desire to interact compassionately with victims and to make a difference in their lives, this volunteer position offers that opportunity. 

To apply, or learn more, contact LACASA’s Volunteer Engagement Manager Caroline Arbour at volunteering@lacasacenter.org

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