3 Chapel Street
Canton, New York  13617
(315) 379-9845
renewalhouse@verizon.net

Renewal House

for Victims of Family Violence

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities

Volunteer

Volunteering with Renewal House

Client-based and Community-based positions:

Renewal House volunteers provide crucial, life-saving services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and educate the public in meaningful ways.

There are two categories of volunteers at: Client Advocates and Community Advocates.

Client Advocates:

As a Client Advocate, you will assist Renewal House staff with providing services to our clients, including:

  • Transportation to and from important appointments
  • Legal Accompaniment
  • Emotional Support
  • Advocating for Resources
  • Hospital Accompaniment
  • Childcare
  • Screening for Safe Housing
  • Providing Office Coverage by answering the hotline, greeting clients, organizing printed materials and files, and other basic office procedures and projects

Because client-based volunteers work directly with our clients, a vulnerable population that we often see in crisis situations, there is a thorough 30-hour New Advocate Training program required to prepare you for your role.

Client Advocate Requirements:

1.       Complete the online volunteer application.

2.       The Volunteer Coordinator will be in contact with you to set up an interview.

3.       All new volunteers must attend the next New Advocate Training session and complete additional program-specific training and observations before they start volunteering.

The dates for our February New Advocate Training session are:

Saturday, January 28th – 9:00am-5:00pm

Sunday, January 29th – 12:00pm-5:00pm

Tuesday, January 31st – 6:00pm-9:00pm

Wednesday, February 1st – 6:00pm-9:00pm

Thursday, February 2nd – 6:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, February 3rd – 12:00pm-3:00pm

*There will also be a video component assigned for you to complete in your own time.

Community Advocates:

Community Advocates support Renewal House both behind the scenes and in front of the community, providing services such as:

  • Participating in local events, such as health fairs and educational sessions
  • Organizing Fundraising Drives
  • Donation Management and Support
  • Educational Presentation prep and implementation
  • Material Distribution in the Community

Community Advocate Requirements:

1.       Complete the online volunteer application.

2.       The Volunteer Coordinator will be in contact with you to set up an interview.

3.       If accepted as a volunteer, the Volunteer Coordinator will arrange one-on-one training to prepare you for your role.

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(315) 379-9845  

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