Internship

All interns must complete a mandatory 40-hour training before beginning their volunteer experience with Women Helping Women.   Our spring 2014 training is full, but feel free to send in an application for our fall 2014 training session.

Click the link below to see our spring training schedule:

Volunteer Training Schedule Spring 2014

Internship opportunities are available in…

DIRECT SERVICE – Work directly with direct and indirect survivors through hotline, hospital, court advocacy and many other areas! Comprehensive internship designed to cover all aspects of interpersonal violence work including grant reporting and client interaction.

EDUCATION – Work directly with our School and Community Educator to provide Teen Dating Violence Programs to local public and private high schools! Comprehensive internship designed to cover all aspects of providing school educational prevention and intervention programs including curriculum development and implementation and grant reporting.

TO APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION:  Volunteer Intern Application

**Along with this application you must also include a letter of recommendation.

Training

Our agency offers a 40-hour training program two times a year, during evenings and weekends in the spring and fall.  Our spring 2014 training is full.

Topics covered include: sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, history of the agency, explanation of the agency’s mission and services, advocacy and safety planning, cultural awareness, and legal issues among others. Volunteers will learn the agency’s policies and procedures for working with clients. There are specific instructions given on how to respond to a person in a crisis over the telephone as well as in person. In addition, the training provides information on court procedures that prepare the volunteer to provide in-court support and information to survivors.

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