Would you like to get involved with the Cherokee Family Violence Center? Would you like to make a difference in the lives of families whom are victims of Domestic Violence? If so, then come join our Volunteer Program. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities for anyone willing to share their time.

The Cherokee Family Violence Center’s Volunteer Program consists of individuals and groups from within the local community, focused on helping individuals and families who have been impacted by domestic violence. The Volunteer Program allows groups and individuals the opportunity to work directly or indirectly with DV victims, in order to help make a real difference in their lives.

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We would love for you to contact us about any projects you are interested in working on, or our current volunteer opportunities are listed below:

 

 

Position:Telephone Crisis Counselor (Hotline)
Description:The Crisis line Counselor responds to crisis calls and provides emergency support to women in crisis.
Responsibilities:
  • Answers crisis calls using proper procedure.
  • Provide information and referrals as necessary.
  • Complete crisis forms
  • Assess information for appropriate shelter admission.
Skills/Traits Needed
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Ability to process information quickly.
  • Listening skills
  • Patience
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Resourcefulness
  • Maturity
  • Dependability

 

 

Position:Academic Mentor
Description:The Mentor provides academic tutoring to children residing in our transitional housing development and shelter, to encourage students’ academic and professional development.  Mentors and students will be matched by CFVC staff according to the mentor’s skill level and the age of the students needing tutoring.  Mentors will be required to complete a brief training and background check through Children’s Restoration Network prior to being accepted as a mentor.
Responsibilities:
  • Tutor and homework help with children during meeting times
  • Clean up area after tutoring
  • Discuss progress with student and parent
  • Effectively communicate with Children’s Restoration Network and CFVC
  • Adhere to Confidentiality Policy
Skills/Traits Needed
  • Desire to work with children
  • Ability to identify areas for academic improvement
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals
  • Patience
  • Effective communication skills
  • Dependability
  • Flexibility
  • Competence in an Academic area

 

 

Position:Children’s Program Assistant
Description:The assistant works with shelter residents and transitional housing clients to provide childcare, activities and homework assistance.
Responsibilities:
  • Assist Child advocate with program activities.
  • Assist children with homework
  • Baby sit
  • Child supervision during structured activities
Skills/Traits Needed
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of families.
  • Ability to process information quickly.
  • Listening skills
  • Patience
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Resourcefulness
  • Maturity
  • Dependability
  • Creativity
  • Compassionate
  • Energetic

 

Position:Donations Coordinator
Description:The Donations Coordinator is responsible for donations processing and organization.
Responsibilities:
  • Process and document incoming donations.
  • Organize incoming donations.
  • Pick up Donations
Skills/Traits Needed
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Ability to process information quickly.
  • Ability to lift approximately 25 pounds
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Maturity
  • Dependability

 

Position:Fundraising Committee Member
Description:Fundraising Committee members assist with marketing of CFVC services and opportunities.
Responsibilities:
  • Market CFVC on within the social media spectrum.
  • Market CFVC locally.
  • Create fundraising ideas
  • Plan and organize fundraisers.
Skills/Traits Needed
  • Resourceful
  • Good speaker
  • Creative
  • Team player
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Computer skills
  • Maturity
  • Dependability

 

Position:Legal Department Assistant
Description:The Legal Advocate Assistant works with the legal department to help clients move smoothly through the legal system. The assistant may also interface directly with the client and provide information, court monitoring and moral support for abuse victims during the judicial proceedings
Responsibilities:
  • Assist with the TPO process.
  • Court monitoring to record response to family violence cases.
  • Accompany victims to court.
  • Explain/explore legal options with victims.
Skills/Traits Needed
  • Organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good listening skills
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.

 

Position:Front Desk Receptionist
Description:The Receptionist is primarily responsible for answering telephones and greeting guests and clients.
Responsibilities:
  • Answers phone calls using proper procedure.
  • Provide information.
  • Greet incoming clients and guests.
Skills/Traits Needed
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Organizational skills
  • Multi-tasking
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Flexibility
  • Maturity
  • Dependability

 

Position:Shelter Advocate Assistant
Description:The Shelter Advocate Assistant provides general help to Staff in the daily operations of the emergency crisis shelter.
Responsibilities:
  • Answers crisis calls using proper procedure.
  • Provide information and referrals as necessary.
  • Complete crisis forms
  • Assess information for appropriate shelter admission.
Skills/Traits Needed
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Ability to process information quickly.
  • Listening skills
  • Patience
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Resourcefulness
  • Maturity
  • Dependability
  • Organizational skills

Cherokee Family Violence Center Volunteer Training

CFVC Volunteer training is a two day, 12 hour, mandatory training that provides all the essential tools and knowledge that you will need to support our clients in a voluntary capacity.  In order to become a volunteer, you must first complete a volunteer application.  If you are interested in providing direct service to our clients, you will be required to pass a background check.  The training is delivered on site by seasoned Domestic Violence experts.  We are always seeking committed community volunteers to help with our programs.

Volunteer training covers the following topics:

  • Dynamics of Domestic Violence
  • Legal options when working with victims
  • Temporary Protective Orders (TPOs)
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
  • The effects of Domestic Violence on Children
  • Transitional Housing Program
  • Shelter Program
  • A Survivor’s Story

CFVC Volunteer Requirements

One Day Group Service Opportunities

CFVC is always seeking the assistance of the community to help ease the transition of our clients.  If you are not interested in a long term commitment, we do provide one day group service opportunities. Group volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Lawn Maintenance
  • Painting
  • Car Wash
  • Concerts
  • Cook Outs (Barbeque)
  • Children’s Activities
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Household repairs/maintenance

 

If you are interested in volunteering, please email us or directly at Volunteers@CFVC.org or call us at (770) 479-1804.