PO BOX 4228, 26504 Morgantown, WV
RDVIC has two volunteer options 1) Volunteer Advocates and 2) Auxiliary Volunteers. Both positions provide vital support to the mission of the RDVIC. If you would like to become one of our volunteers, please read the job descriptions then fill out and return our application form below.
Abuse can happen anytime, anywhere, Volunteer Advocates respond to RDVIC’s 24 hour hotline for victims.. Volunteer Advocate shifts are:
Monday through Friday starting at 5 p.m. and ending at 9 a.m. the next morning
Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m. ̶ 9 p.m. or 9 p.m. ̶ 9 a.m.
Volunteer advocates work out of their homes. They use their cell phones or home phones to respond to crisis calls. Some of the services they may provide to victims are:
Volunteer advocates must complete at least twenty (20) hours of training before becoming active volunteers. Learn more here.
Auxiliary Volunteers help with a variety of agency activities such as our
(Auxiliary Volunteers are not required to attend volunteer training.)
Submit the volunteer application along with two letters of recommendation
Once our Volunteer Coordinator receives and reviews your application, you will be asked to come in for an interview. When accepted, you can attend training classes.
Volunteer training is held at least four times a year at the RDVIC office and consists of twenty (20) hours of training on how to take a crisis call, a shelter tour, plus instructions for responding to the answering service, how to complete client report forms and shelter packets, and how to advocate for victims.
RDVIC staff members teach the classes. Each volunteer is given a manual containing the information needed to provide support to victims. Counselors will be available to answer your questions.
We will understand and accept that you have decided not to volunteer at this time. We will ask you to always keep our location confidential for the safety of all involved.
RDVIC has a mentor program. When volunteers are on call, a staff member is available to advise and answer your questions. Mentors carry a cell phone to be available for your calls.
No problem! Your mentor will be available to take calls until you are able once again to handle the calls. The mentor is there for your questions and to support you.
Volunteer meetings are held once a month. These meetings only last one (1) hour and are very important. At least four (4) in-service trainings are held during the course of the year. When you become a volunteer, you agree to attend monthly meetings and the in-service trainings. Trainings help volunteers to update their manuals and learn about new laws or policies that affect sexual assault or domestic violence victims.