Volunteer

If you’d like to work with MVCP contact our Direct Service Coordinator at: dscoordinator@mcvprevention.org

Join Our Team as a Per Diem Advocate!

Choose your own schedule and serve as first point of contact for survivors! Per diem advocates answer crisis line calls in their own home, on overnight and/or weekend shifts. Advocates listen, support, provide information and referrals, and discuss options with the caller. Advocates also respond to local hospitals and police stations to support survivors, as well as screen in survivors seeking emergency shelter.

If interested, contact our Direct Services Coordinator at: (603)-352-3782 or dscoordinator@mcvprevention.org. Training forms and schedules here:

Volunteer Opportunities with MCVP Include:

  • Direct Service Advocate
  • Shelter Opportunities
  • Support Group Facilitator
  • Prevention Education & Outreach
  • Fundraising & Event Planning

Volunteer Guidelines

Who is qualified to become an MCVP Volunteer?

  • You are 18 years of age or older
  • You are sensitive to issues of sexual and domestic violence
  • You are open-minded and non-judgemental in your interactions
  • You successfully complete MCVP’s training program

What is MCVP's application procedure?

  • All applicants will complete a Volunteer Application form, provide the names of three references, and participate in an interview with the Direct Services Coordinator.
  • All information submitted will be considered in determining eligibility for volunteering with the agency.
  • All information will be kept in strictest confidence, to the extent permitted by law, and will become part of the volunteer’s file.
  • MCVP reserves the right to deny or terminate a volunteer from the training program should we find the volunteer’s conduct to be detrimental to the agency or if any false, dishonest, or otherwise misleading representations have been made.

Other Volunteer Positions

Support Group Facilitator

One way to reduce the isolation of domestic and sexual violence is to develop forums for survivors to come together and share their stories with a supportive group of peers. Volunteer advocates facilitate these meetings and can assist staff advocates with the development of innovative groups. This position requires additional training that we do not always offer, but please contact us if you are interested! Support Group Facilitator

Fundraising and Event Planner

Contact MCVP to find out more about getting involved in event planning committees, development committees, and the Advisory Council.

Volunteer FAQ

• You are 18 years of age or older;
• You are sensitive to issues of sexual assault and domestic violence;
• You are open minded and non-judgmental in your interaction with
others;
• You successfully complete and fulfill all aspects of MCVP’s training program for volunteers.

A: Crisis Intervention Workers provide confidential support, information, and advocacy to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, the families, and friends either over the phone or in person at police stations, hospitals or the MCVP office. Volunteer Court advocates assist with filing domestic violence petitions, other related court procedures, and are available to accompany a domestic violence or sexual assault victim through the court process. Educational Volunteers work in the schools to help conduct programs about sexual assault and domestic violence, and to make community presentations. Office and Fundraising Volunteers provide office or special event support to the agency.

A: Volunteer Crisis Intervention Workers are provided with extensive training before working with victims. This training covers a wide range of topics and provides ample opportunity for volunteers to practice responses to a variety of situations. In-service sessions are up to date with the latest information needed to assist survivors, their families and friends.

A: Many people fear that doing this type of work will overwhelm them. Most Crisis Intervention Workers find, however, that it is very rewarding to have helped empower a person who is going through a crisis related to sexual assault/abuse. We learn as much about people’s strength as we do about their pain. Volunteers have the satisfaction of knowing that the work they do makes a real difference, both in individual lives and in the struggle to end sexual and domestic violence in our society.

A: To register for volunteer training or for more information, contact the Direct Services Coordinator at Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention – (603)-352-3844.

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