We are looking for students and individuals to assist us with several volunteer opportunities.
Our Court Advocacy Program, located in the Garrahy Courthouse in Providence, provides advocacy and support to victims of domestic violence in both criminal and civil court. As a volunteer advocate, you will provide vital services to survivors of abuse. Volunteering with our organization is helpful to students in providing experience and references for graduate school, internships, and employment endeavors. After training in the dynamics of domestic violence and legal/court issues, volunteer advocates will assist petitioners who are seeking Orders of Protection as well as provide legal advocacy to victims of a domestic violence crime. The victim is provided with information about the process of the court system, status of the defendant, explanation of legal terms and appropriate referrals.
All volunteer opportunities are available Monday through Friday between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM at the Garrahy Courthouse in Providence.
Victims of Crime Helpline Volunteer Advocate
Volunteer advocates provide support, information, referrals and safety planning to victims who call the Victims of Crime Helpline. Accompaniment to local hospitals and police departments throughout the state of Rhode Island is provided as requested. A comprehensive 36 hour training is required which provides advocates with the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to advocate for victims of crime.
The Victims of Crime Helpline is a collaborative project between Day One and our agency on behalf of the RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the domestic violence member agencies.
Child Care Advocate
Assist our Coordinator of Children's Services to provide a safe, secure and fun environment to children in at our Safe Home and support groups. Daytime and evening schedules are available.