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Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
The CARE Program is seeking volunteers and interns! Volunteers always go out on calls in pairs, after an assailant has been arrested. Interns go out on calls over the weekend, follow up with survivors over the telephone, and provide survivors with court support.
The choices for on call shifts are:
- Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
- Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
- Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
- Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
What does CARE have to offer you?
The CARE Program has many opportunities for volunteers and interns. You can:
- Become more involved in your community
- Learn or enhance your crisis intervention techniques
- Build your knowledge of the legal system and other community resources
- Take a stand against domestic violence
- Build your resume for professional or graduate school
Am I what CARE needs?
CARE volunteers and interns are a diverse group of people with some key characteristics. A volunteer or intern would tend to describe themselves as a people person, a good listener, a team player, reliable, and as someone who is interested in social justice.
What is expected of volunteers and interns?
Prior to working with CARE, you will need to:
- Complete a volunteer application
- Provide two references
- Participate in a short interview
- Have an insured and reliable vehicle
- Agree to a review of criminal history and driving records
- Complete four days of training in January, May or September
- Attend four in-service meetings per year
- Volunteer for CARE a minimum of one year, or intern a minimum of one semester
Volunteers are expected to be on call a minimum of one to two times every six weeks. Interns should be able to spend 10-40 hours per week in the CARE office.
If you are interested in volunteering or interning, please contact the CARE Office by phone 517-272-7436 or email email@example.com.