24/7 Crisis Lines

530-662-1133 / 916-371-1907

Empower Yolo Main Line


Help is only a phone call away...

Join Empower Yolo in Providing Hope and Ending Violence Today

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. Each year, Empower Yolo volunteers assist over 2,000 callers on our 24-hour crisis hotline. Volunteers staff the hotline, provide program support, and make up our Board of Directors. They are professionals, business leaders, and residents of our community. All advocates and crisis line volunteers complete an intensive 72-hour training program prior to working on the hotline.

Learn More about Volunteering

Unfortunately, due to current COVID-19 Pandemic, Empower Yolo will be taking many precautionary steps to prevent the spread of the disease. This includes cancelling the Spring 2020 Volunteer/Intern Training Program (also known as Peer Counselor Training) until further notice.  If you have any questions or concerns please email Associate Director, Celina Alveraz at: [email protected]. Only newly hired Empower Yolo staff will receive the training.


Volunteer Opportunities Include:

  • Crisis Line
  • MFT / Social Work Intern
  • Children’s Program
  • Prevention and Education
  • Teen Education and Outreach
  • Russian, Latina, and Asian Pacific Islander Outreach
  • Legal Advocacy and Accompaniment
  • Administrative Assistance
  • Special Events and Fundraising
  • Grant writing

Left to Right: Geneva Green, “Be Strong” Prevention Educator, Juan Lopez, Director of Prevention Education, and Aimee Seaborn, “Be Strong” Prevention Educator at Emerson Jr. High School discussing healthy relationships at a “My Strength” & “Be Strong” joint group.


Friends of Empower Yolo: Volunteer to Help With Fundraising and Community Events

Become a Friend of Empower Yolo. The Peer Training Class is not required. You can offer your energy and support of Empower Yolo in many ways such as volunteering to help with publicity and planning for fundraisers and educational events in the community.  The Friends sponsored the play Seven in October 2015, 2016 and April 2017; hosted the annual “Shower for the Shelter” in April 2016, October 2017 and April 2019; and organized the Cake Auction at the annual Summer Solstice Celebration in June 2016 and 2019, and the silent auction for Summer Solstice 2018. They also support families during the holiday season; and donate gifts to the shelter on a regular basis. We welcome supporters to join the “Friends of Empower Yolo” any time during the year.  Join us in planning and participating in our next event to support Empower Yolo.

If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, please contact Associate Director, Celina Alveraz at: [email protected]

Translate »