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1 Psychology-related Volunteer Opportunities in Charlottesville

2 Established in 1969, Region Ten Community Services Board is part of a statewide network of 40 Community Service Boards working to provide mental health, intellectual disability and substance use services where they are needed - in the local community. Region Ten

3 We welcome volunteers. In order to make your experience most meaningful to you and beneficial to our consumers all volunteers must be trained through the Human Services Department. For information, call (434) Region Ten

4 Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) 24 hour hotline ( ) Services to victims and their family/friends Community outreach and training Prevention education [www.saracville.org]

5 24 hour hotline workers Provide information, referrals, and crisis intervention to victims and their loved ones To apply: ▫ Application at involved/volunteer/ involved/volunteer/ ▫ Interview ▫ Background check ▫ 40 hour training over 7 weeks in the Fall or Spring Volunteer Sexual Assault Advocates Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA)

6 Community Outreach Volunteers Organize community awareness events Action Committee: ▫ Plan SARA Outreach projects Task Force: ▫ Carry out the Outreach projects To apply: ▫ Application ▫ 4 hour training Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA)

7 The mission of The Women's Initiative is to provide effective counseling services, social support and education to empower women to transform challenging life situations into opportunities for renewed well-being and personal growth.

8 Types of Volunteer Services OVER 90 VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED WITH THE AGENCY! Administrative support for our amazing front office Event coordination & fundraising Kidcare while moms are in weekly support groups Data entry & online research Tech support Marketing & public relations For more information contact Amy Lane, Office Coordinator at or

9 Children, Youth & Family Services, Inc. (CYFS) Children, Youth & Family Services is all about providing children with what they need to become healthy, happy, productive adults. We have three areas of focus: - Early learning to stimulate young children's development - Counseling and shelter for youth in crisis - Education and support for parents

10 Working with young children Working with teenagers Office work All have different time commitments ranging from regular bi-weekly to occasional A brief outline can be found at Contact Laura Garneski regarding the opportunity that appeals to you and she will get you connected to the right person at Children, Youth & Family Services, Inc. (CYFS) Types of Volunteer Services

11 HELP Line is an anonymous, confidential telephone service serving the residents of Charlottesville, Albemarle County and the University of Virginia. We are a student-run, student-operated program, staffed entirely of volunteers, affiliated with Madison House Help Line Through…

12 Volunteers provide callers with a nonjudgmental, empathetic ear for any issue that the caller wishes to discuss. Volunteers remain anonymous and are trained to listen to callers with issues ranging from relationship issues to sexual assault to suicide. Since volunteers are not professionals, they focus on referring long-term services in the community for callers. Help Line Volunteer Services

13 New volunteers must complete a weekly one semester training program. Prospective volunteers sign up for a 7PM-10PM training shift on a weekly basis either on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Trained volunteers complete weekly 3-hour shifts. To Get Involved Through Madison House Contact HELP Line Head Program Director Clara Martin Help Line How to Volunteer

14 On Our Own of Charlottesville Through… To provide mutual support, self-help, advocacy, education, information and referral services for individuals who acknowledge having significant problems in their lives due to mental illness and who are seeking to take responsibility for their own growth and recovery while supporting each other. We actively advocate for positive change within the traditional mental health system

15 UVA volunteers will be involved in various workshops focused on topics such as life skills, health awareness, and self-appreciation, that promote the well being of those seeking support from On Our Own. The topics of these workshops will vary each month. Madison House volunteers are welcomed members of this unique organization, which functions more like a close-knit family. To Get Involved through Madison House: ▫ Contact Susan Carrai, Program Director Types of Volunteer Services On Our Own of Charlottesville

16 SHE offers emergency, temporary housing to victims of domestic violence in need of safety. There are 20 beds available and priority is given to residents of Planning District Ten (Cville and surrounding areas). Maximum stays at the shelter are 6 weeks with each stay evaluated in terms of the client’s danger level. Other services: 24-hour hotline, counseling, case management, children’s programs, legal advocacy, services for the Spanish-speaking community, transitional housing, pet-safe, educational programs

17 Answer the 24-hour hotline Assist with the staffing of the emergency shelter Facilitate children’s programs Provide a pet-safe home for victim’s pets Help with special events and fundraisers Assist with clean-up days and maintenance projects Help with transportation Types of Volunteer Services

18 If you are interested in becoming a volunteer you can contact the Volunteer Coordinator by ( ) or by phone at (434) How to Apply


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