Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering at Fair Haven is a rewarding experience that brings all those involved into contact with the incredible strength and inspiration of survivors. 

 

If working with survivors is your passion and you would like to join the Volunteer team; here are the steps to get involved!

Steps to becoming a Volunteer:

  • Fill out volunteer application (PDF below).
  • Turn in volunteer application to Sylvia by email or in person.
  • Schedule an in-person interview at Fair Haven with Sylvia.
  • Sign all required paperwork (ex. consent forms for background checks, volunteer contract, drug and alcohol policy.)
  • Discuss what type of training is better in-person (only available once every quarter) or online (available anytime).
  • Complete the final exam with a 72% of higher.
  • Complete a law enforcement and DCS background check.
  • Once all background checks come back all clear volunteers can sign up for on-call shifts.

Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • It has been one year since you became personally connected to this issue.
  • It has been one year since you have received medical, judicial, or school advocacy with Fair Haven Center for Women.
  • You are no longer receiving counseling or group advocacy services with Fair Haven Center for Women.
  • You may receive counseling now, or have in the past, but do not feel a sense of crisis in your everyday life.
  • Completion of 20-hour Rape Crisis Medical Advocacy training.
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a car are not necessary. You must, however, be able to make it to a designated hospital in our service area within 60 minutes of receiving a call.
  • Cases average about 5 hours, so you need flexibility in availability around your shift. You may be called at the end of your shift and then be at the hospital for several hours past when your shift ended.
  • Volunteer must consent to and successfully complete a full background investigation pursuant to NRS 179-180 et seq., which includes a criminal history check and fingerprinting.
  • Volunteer cannot have any pending charges with no disposition.
  • You are not currently struggling with substance use.
  • You have a strong support system in place.
  • You feel 100% ready to be a Volunteer Medical Advocate.

Commitment with the Direct Services Volunteer Medical Advocacy Responder team:
We ask that you:

  • Commit to six months-1 year on the Direct Services team.
  • Sign-up for (3-6) six hour on-call shifts a month.
  • Attend one Volunteer meeting a month. Meetings take place at Fair Haven every 4th Monday of the month – 10:00am-11:00am
Volunteer Victim Advocate Application
If you are interested in volunteering as an Advocate, please complete this volunteer application and submit it to our volunteer coordinator.
2019 Volunteer Application.pdf
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Contact Us Today!

To schedule an appointment or find out more about the services we offer, please call (219) 961-4357 or send us an email.

 

Or use our contact form.

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