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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
Volunteer with Empower Yolo:
Our Winter 2021 Peer Counselor Training will be a virtual training, semi self-paced and will require both live training, personal reflections and group discussion boards starting January 4, 2021.
Application Process: Submit your completed application and resume to the Associate Director at [email protected]. If your application is accepted, we will invite you for a virtual interview. Invitation to the training program will only be issued after a successful interview and reference check. Please note that space is limited and spots are not guaranteed, applications are due Monday, December 21, 2020.
Download an application here at: Empower Yolo training application Winter 2021.
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
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]