at Victoria Women’s Transition House Society Community Office
Volunteering at VWTH, Information Sesstion
Next Information Session is February 4th, 2017, please contact our Volunteer Program Coordinator to attend.
Next Basic Volunteer Sessions:
Basic Volunteer Training is offered twice yearly and have a total of 4 sessions plus a two hour orientation.
The next Basic Volunteer Training is March 14th, 16th, 21st and 23rd, 2017. The two hour orientation date TBA.
If interested please complete an application form and contact our Volunteer Program Coordinator to schedule an interview.
Crisis Line Volunteer Training:
Crisis Line training is offered to current volunteers that have completed the basic training, in-house training and a minimum of 35 hours volunteering with VWTH.
If interested in Crisis Line Training please contact our Crisis Line Coordinator.
Prospective volunteers are encouraged to apply early as this training fills up fast.
*NEW* Volunteer Workshop – “Boundaries and Volunteering”
New and existing volunteers welcome.
April 22nd, 2017, 10am-2pm, please contact our Volunteer Program Coordinator if interested.
BASIC VOLUNTEER TRAINING:
Basic Training is a 4 session program plus a two hour orientation and shelter tour, that provides an overview of the issue of abuse, a history of VWTH and its philosophy, the impact of abuse. This training will prepare volunteers to take 3 hour shifts at the shelter, our third stage housing program, or to help out with events, fundraising and our Christmas Hamper Program. We ask that volunteers complete 100 hours of volunteering with VWTH after training is finished.
Once accepted into the training all Volunteers are required to apply online for a Criminal Record Check (CRC) specific to VWTH. We are unable to accept CRC’s completed for other organizations unless they are shared through the program with Ministry of Justice.
This is a two hour session scheduled at the end of basic training. It prepares volunteers for volunteering at the shelter and includes safety, boundaries, shelter rules, preparation for working with children. Shadow shifts are scheduled. These are scheduled after each basic training.
CRISIS LINE VOLUNTEER TRAINING:
Crisis Line training is offered to current volunteers that have completed the basic training, in-house training and a minimum of 35 hours volunteering with VWTH. Crisis line training is held over a 9 week period for a total of 27 hours. This training will prepare volunteers to take 4 hours shifts on the Crisis Line at the Shelter. We ask that volunteers complete a total of 150 hours on the Crisis Line with VWTH after the training.
Next training is scheduled for January 30th, 2017.
Please contact our Crisis Line Coordinator if interested.
For further information please contact:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
Victoria Women’s Transition House Society
#100 – 3060 Cedar Hill Road
Victoria, BC V8T 3J5