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.

Join us for a volunteer interest meeting on June 18th!

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Sexual Assault Response Volunteers

Assist survivors of sexual assault with immediate crisis support services at local hospitals. Shifts are 8-hours (on call). Services may include: safety planning, support and education regarding the 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 for you by the volunteer coordinator.

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Survivor Support Group Child-Care Provider

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 afternoons 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 for you 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 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 for you by the volunteer coordinator. Groups are held in various locations throughout Indianapolis 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 the convenience of their own homes from people that need additional support. The training to be a at Crisis Intervention Specialist is approximately 40 hours, spread out over 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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Committees

Building strong, healthy, capable families requires the support of community members, like you.

Volunteers from the community can contribute internally with Families First by becoming a member of one of our various committees.

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