The next volunteer training begins January 25, 2019. Space is limited.
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.