Volunteer

At YCC Family Crisis Center we have a variety of short term or group projects that we rely on volunteers to accomplish.  These opportunities range from helping with our “Spirit of Giving” holiday program, to yard work, organizing, cleaning, assisting with fundraising events, or organizing a supply drive for YCC.  For more information, contact our special events coordinator by calling 801-689-1706

Domestic Violence Shelter

Our shelter takes in just over 500 people per year.  Staff and volunteers work together to provide comprehensive care and support for shelter residents.  As a team, we strive to accommodate daily needs and provide effective crisis management for each individual and family that comes to stay at the YCC.  A variety of shifts are available; days, evenings and weekends. Most shifts are 4 hours long, but flexible.

If you are interested in volunteering in shelter please contact the Intake Coordinator by calling 801-689-1727

Volunteers are asked to perform a number of duties including:

  • Answering crisis calls and providing resources for community callers.
  • Provide daily necessities for clients (hygiene kits, snacks, bus tokens, etc.).
  • Documentation and data entry.
  • General support for the intake office.

Requirements for volunteering in shelter:

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Willing to commit to a minimum of 6 months volunteer service in shelter.
  • Able to pass a background screening.
  • Willing to sign a confidentiality agreement.

As a Volunteer of the CRT you will be required to do the following:

  • Attend the mandatory forty hour Utah State Sexual Assault Certification Training.
  • Submit to an annual background screening.
  • Be willing to respond to crisis call outs; Days, nights and/or weekends, on a rotating schedule with other volunteers and staff.
  • Be willing to maintain strict client confidentiality according to state law, follow the Code of Ethics and YCC policies.
  • Commit to six months to a year of volunteer service.
  • Be willing to attend ongoing trainings.

Volunteers are asked to perform a number of duties including:

  • Being dependable and have strong communication skills.
  • Respond within thirty minutes to hospitals and the Northern Utah Forensic Exam Center, Law Enforcement Departments and occasionally the Weber County Jail when you are on the schedule.
  • Empowering victims by looking after their welfare and best interests without bias or prejudice while honoring their informed decisions, whatever they may be.
  • Maintaining professional appearance and conduct as a representative of YCC when interacting with clients and community partners such as: Law Enforcement, Medical and Forensic Staff, etc.
  • Submitting completed files, reports and paperwork according to CRT guidelines.

Sexual Assault Advocacy Program

YCC offers volunteer opportunities as a member of  the Sexual Assault Crisis Response Team (CRT) working closely with victims who are experiencing crisis as a result of sexual violence.  As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to offer supportive services through Code-R accompaniment, advocacy and support. In doing so, you will be an important part of the healing process for victims of sexual assault within the community.

For more information on how to get involved, please contact our Sexual Assault Program Coordinator by calling 801-689-1737

Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy Program

Our team of advocates provide support for victims of domestic violence through on-scene response and protective order assistance.  We provide accompaniment to protective order hearings, and offer ongoing advocacy and safety-planning to individual victims and families who are going through the process of leaving a domestic violence situation.  YCC advocates are available 24/7 to respond on-scene when requested by law enforcement and/or hospital personnel.

If you are interested in volunteering for our program please contact The Domestic Violence Victim Advocate Coordinator, by calling 801-689-1704 

Volunteers are asked to perform a number of duties including:

  • Answering crisis calls and providing resources for community callers.
  • Documentation and data entry.
  • Being on call and able to respond by phone, occasionally in person, to the hospital or police station for at least two evening shifts per month.
  • Volunteer in the office making phone call reminders for protective order court and protective order follow up calls (days.)

Requirements for volunteering:

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Willing to commit to a minimum of 6 months.
  • Able to pass a background screening.
  • Willing to sign a confidentiality agreement.

Volunteers are asked to perform a number of duties including:

  • Actively engage with children participating in programming.
  • Assist children with homework and play.
  • Occasional moving of tables and furniture.
  • Occasional participation in events for the children.

Volunteer requirements:

  • Assistance with homework.
  • Physical activity for up to an hour.
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Willing to sign volunteer paperwork if seeking 5 hours and under.
  • Willing to sign a volunteer contract if seeking 5+ hours.
  • Willing to sign a confidentiality agreement.

Youth Program Volunteers

This volunteer program is perfect for individuals looking for a short term opportunity or those who enjoy working with Youth.  Open Gym/Homework Help meets weekly Monday & Wednesday from 6-7:30. For 30 minutes before open gym kids, shelter and community, are asked to bring homework they are working on and if they do not have homework volunteers tutor them in subjects that they struggle in, such as math and spelling. Open Gym follows and is also a program for community and shelter children who may come from difficult backgrounds. During this time volunteers spend time with the children doing crafts, sports, games and more. Activities are loosely constructed, allowing the children and volunteers to choose what they would like to do.

If you are interested in volunteering for our program please contact our Youth Advocate by calling 801-689-1733 

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