RACES has no upcoming volunteer trainings.
Frequently Asked Questions about Volunteering at RACES
What volunteer opportunities are available at RACES?
Our current volunteer opportunities include serving twice a month on our on-call Crisis Hotline.
What are the steps to become a volunteer?
The first step is to complete a volunteer application on our website and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Following the submission of your application, the Volunteer Supervisor will contact you for an interview. After the interview, you will need to complete the 40-hour Crisis Intervention training before beginning to volunteer.
Acceptance to the volunteer program is contingent on a satisfactory background check.
How do I know if I’m ready to volunteer at RACES?
- You are at least 18 years of age.
- It has been at least a year since you have received services at RACES.
- If you identify as a survivor, you have processed your experience and do not feel a sense of crisis in your daily life.
- You are not currently struggling with substance abuse or self-harm that impedes your ability to volunteer
- You have positive coping mechanisms and a strong support system.
What kind of training is involved?
All of our volunteers must complete a 40-Hour Crisis Intervention training before working on the Hotline or serving at events.
We require our volunteers to complete 6 hours of Continuing Education each year, with 2 of those hours being focused on family and children. RACES provides opportunities throughout the year to complete your Continuing Education requirements.