Volunteer Opportunities

Help people in your community through some of life’s most difficult challenges, and make the change you want to see in the world.

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Sexual Assault Response Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for 24-hour on-call shifts to assist survivors of sexual assault with immediate crisis support services at local hospitals. Services may include: safety planning, support and education regarding sexual assault forensic exam, connection to resources, and education on rights related to reporting sexual assault to law enforcement.

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Sexual Assault Support Group Facilitator

Sexual Assault group facilitators work in locations throughout the community to support, educate and advocate for survivors of sexual assault. Our program allows members to learn from each other and share in each other’s journey towards healing. NON-therapist facilitators lead weekly support groups for those who have experienced or are currently experiencing sexual assault. Groups are held in the afternoon and evenings in various locations throughout Indianapolis. Groups cover a variety of topics aimed at empowerment and support for survivors. Group topics and supporting materials are provided by the volunteer coordinator.

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Survivor Support Group Child-Care Provider

Volunteers are needed to provide childcare during Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Survivor Support Groups. Groups are held in the afternoon and evenings in various locations throughout Indianapolis. Groups cover a variety of topics aimed at empowerment and support for survivors. Child-care volunteers play a central role in our support groups by removing lack of child-care as a barrier for attendees.

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Domestic Violence Support Group Facilitator

Domestic Violence Support group facilitators work in locations throughout the community to support, educate and advocate for survivors of domestic abuse. Our program allows members to learn from each other and share in each other’s journey towards healing. NON-therapist facilitators lead weekly support groups for women who have experienced or are currently experiencing domestic abuse. Groups are held in the afternoon and evenings in various locations throughout Indianapolis. Groups cover a variety of topics aimed at empowerment and support for survivors. Group topics and supporting materials are provided by the volunteer coordinator.

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Family-Focused Support Group Facilitator

This is an 8-week educational support group for families who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence. This group is intended to assist the family unit in the healing process by allowing each member of the family a safe space to learn, share and grow. Participants learn about safety planning; the dynamics of abuse; how to communicate feelings, set boundaries, and improve self-esteem. Group topics and supporting materials are provided by the volunteer coordinator. Group is held in various locations throughout Indianapolis and are held in the afternoon and evening.

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Crisis Line Intervention Specialists

Families First operates a crisis and suicide intervention text and phone line that is operation 24/7, 365 days a year. Volunteers take calls and/or respond to text messages from Indiana residents that need additional support from the convenience of their own homes.The training to be a at Crisis Intervention Specialists is approximately 40 hours. This will be executed with six (6) workshops. NO EXPERIENCE FOR THIS POSITION IS REQUIRED. We ask that all potential volunteers are ready to learn, listen and practice empathy. The content of the workshops will cover active listening, how to guide callers to local resources, and basic skills for working a crisis hotline. There is no cost for this training.

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Parent Cafe Volunteer

Parent Café is a free, research-based program aimed at giving parents/caregivers the opportunity to learn new ways to keep their families safe, healthy and strong. Volunteers are needed to provide child care for children who are attending with their parents/caregivers. Volunteers will be responsible for brainstorming activities and playing with children. Meals are provided and we highly encourage volunteers and families to dine together.

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Older and Challenged Adult Program Volunteer

Our Older and Challenged Adult program supports older adults as well as adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities, chronic mental illness, and other cognitive challenges—helping them make appropriate decisions and manage personal affairs.

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