Become a Volunteer or On-Call Advocate!
Our next volunteer training is just around the corner. You can join MCVP as a volunteer or per diem advocate serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence, stalking, and sex-trafficking within the Monadnock Region. We are a judgment-free zone of listeners, believers, and allies.
If that sounds like you, and if you are looking for a way to take an active role in ending violence in our community, then please read on!
Volunteer Court Advocate:
Our court advocates’ main roles include accompanying clients to civil and/or criminal hearings and assisting clients with court processes. You’ll be an important part of clients’ support systems in this role. You will problem-solve and safety plan. You will offer compassion and validate experiences. You will also guide clients through various court-related paperwork such as protective and stalking orders. Once hearings are again held in-person, you will accompany clients to the courthouse and act in a supporting role. This is an in-office role.
Per Diem On-Call Advocate:
The per diem on-call advocates play an important role in MCVP’s services. You will work the frontline on our 24-hour hotline in this position, providing crisis intervention support services. Shifts are overnight and include holidays and weekends, but you get to choose your availability. As an on-call advocate, you will offer a listening ear to survivors, often helping them identify their abuse. You will also safety plan, provide resources and referrals, occasionally shelter survivors in our emergency shelter, and respond to area hospitals and police departments. This position offers a pay rate of $30-$50 per shift, and shifts are 16-24 hours.
Per Diem On-Call Supervisor:
As a per diem on-call supervisor, you will take calls as needed and offer support to those on the frontline. You’ll problem-solve with advocates, and you’ll work closely with our Direct Services Program Director on cases that require more attention. Shifts are overnight and include holidays and weekends, but you get to choose your availability. This position offers a pay rate of $50-$75 per shift, and shifts are 16-24 hours. Reliable transportation is necessary for this role.
For all of the positions:
- Experience in human services systems and knowledge of intimate partner violence is desired.
- A completed bachelor’s degree in a related field or working toward a degree is preferred.
- All volunteers and staff must complete 40-hours of training.
- After one month of completed shifts, you are eligible for a $300 reimbursement.
If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please send a cover letter and resume to Kathy Mota, Director Services Program Director, firstname.lastname@example.org. Our next training is held in two parts: April 9-11 and April 16-18.