Posted: Jan 24, 2013 3:23 PM
BOZEMAN - With demand for its services increasing, HAVEN is in need of new volunteers to staff its 24-hour crisis line.
"In light of recent high service statistics, HAVEN is working to meet the growing need for services for victims of domestic abuse in the Gallatin Valley by improving its direct service volunteer program. HAVEN received over 1,200 crisis line calls between October 1 and December 31, 2012, an average of nearly 14 calls per day," HAVEN said in a news release.
Potential volunteers will need to complete a volunteer application and attend training in the spring.
Crisis line duties include answering the crisis line, checking clients in and out of shelter and orienting clients to shelter, among other duties. HAVEN staff will hold an eight-week training program beginning in April.
The deadline for volunteer applications is March 4. Applications include a $10 fee for a criminal background check. To download the application, please go to HAVEN's website www.havenmt.org. Call 586-7689 for questions about volunteer training or our volunteer program.
HAVEN offers many services for victims of domestic violence, including a 15 bed emergency shelter, a 24-hour crisis line, legal advocacy, support group, counseling and community education.