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Spring Volunteer Training Session at the Women's Center

The Women's Center is now screening candidates for our spring 2015 dual Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Certification program. This

45.5-hour training class certifies volunteers to perform crisis intervention at the Center during business hours or from home when the Center is closed; it is a prerequisite for court advocate, counselor advocate, group facilitator, and other advanced volunteer positions. Evening training classes begin on Monday, March 23rd with a short "let's get acquainted" session and continue weekly through late May in the Center's 2nd floor Training Room at 8 West   Street in Danbury from 5:30-9:00 p.m.

During the last fiscal year, the Women's Center responded to more than 1,300 sexual assault and domestic violence hotline calls, in addition to providing emergency shelter, counseling services, advocacy services, community education and prevention programs, and information and referral services. More than 25,000 clients in the greater Danbury area were served by the Center's programs and services from July 2013-June 2014.

The Center's Volunteer Coordinator will host two informative Open Houses on Tuesday, March 3rd at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

These one-hour sessions will provide an overview of current volunteer opportunities.

Whether staffing hotlines, running support groups, providing individual counseling, or working in our shelter, YOU can help to end the violence by calling the Volunteer Coordinator at (203) 731-5200, ext. 202, or emailing , for more information and to register for an open house or training. Space is limited and all prospective volunteers must apply by March 17th.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age; male and bilingual volunteers are especially encouraged to apply. There is a $50 per person materials fee to help defray the cost of the training manual (waivers are available for qualified candidates), and a background check will be done.

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