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The next available training opportunity for volunteer Crisis Line/Intervention and Support Group facilitators is September 21, 2013. Please complete the Communication Skills & Volunteer Facilitator Training Registration to enroll.

Volunteer Process
The work of the Interagency Council could not be conducted without the assistance of community volunteers. Each department consists of volunteers who advocate, organize events and participate both directly and indirectly with service delivery. Currently, there are over 200 volunteers for the 26 programs provided by the Interagency Council. Applications are accepted during regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Interagency Council. If you are interested in learning more about the volunteer opportunities you are encouraged to call the Interagency Council at (928) 453- 5800 or toll fee at (888) 453-5802 or stop by the agency to pick up a volunteer application.
1 . Complete an application (click here to download application) indicating your area of interest
2 . Return it to the Interagency Council at 1940 Mesquite Avenue.
3 . Agency staff will contact you regarding your areas of interest.

Volunteer Oppurtunities
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS (0-5 YEARS OLD)- Child and Family Resources Department
ADVISORY BOARD: Serve on the Child and Family Resources Advisory Board to assist in the sustainability of programs. The two primary purposes include resource development and community outreach.
CHILDREN’S PROGRAM: work with children 2 hours at time, once or twice a week while adults are in class or group. It’s best if the children see the same face as often as possible.
CHILDREN’S FOOD PROGRAM: Assist in preparing food bags to be distributed to families with children 0-5 years old. Volunteer time is flexible.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAMS - Domestic Violence Department
ADVISORY BOARD: Serve on the Domestic Violence Advisory Board to assist in the sustainability of domestic violence programs. The two primary purposes include resource development and community outreach.
COURT ADVOCATE: This person is trained to advocate in the court for the victims of domestic violence. Training is required and provided. Volunteer can expect a commitment of 2-3 hours a week.
CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM: Work on a team and respond to crisis calls; this team may go to the victim’s home with an officer. This requires a call time and a beeper that is worn on call. Training required and provided. Time varies.
CRISIS LINE: Take a crisis call from your home telephone via an answering service. Callers do not know your name or phone number. Training required and provided. Volunteer time specified by you.
SALLY’S PLACE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER: Assist with answering telephone calls and being a companion to victims of domestic violence. Volunteer time is flexible.

FINANCIAL RESOURCE PROGRAMS- Financial Resources Department
ADVISORY BOARD: Serve on the Financial Resources Advisory Board to assist in the sustainability of assistance programs. The two primary purposes include resource development and community outreach.
CHIN-UP (CARING FOR HAVASUVIANS IN NEED – UNITED PROJECT): Work at home cutting coupons, sorting coupons, stamping coupons, collecting coupons and dropping off the coupons at Interagency. Help hang coupons at the following grocery stores: Food City and Smiths’. This requires one hour at the store in the early morning.
COMMUNITY FOOD BANK: Assist with the distribution of food to clients or stock food on weekly basis. Volunteer 2 hours a week. Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays.
DIRECT SERVICES RECEPTION: Assist with reception area phones and applications. This requires one day a week for four hours.

YOUTH PROGRAMS (5-17 YEAR OLDS)- Youth Resources Department
ADVISORY BOARD: Serve on the Youth Resources Advisory Board to assist in the sustainability of youth programs. The two primary purposes include resource development and community outreach.
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS: Become a mentor and spend one-to-one time with a child/youth to help promote healthy growth and development resulting is a successful transition to young adulthood. Mentors are paired with the same child for a specified length of time. Time commitment varies.
STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Work on a team in the schools facilitating positive peer interaction in a support group setting for youth. Training required and provided. This requires one hour a week for eight weeks.

OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNTIIES- Administration Department
ADOPT A FAMILY: Assist in the implementation of the Adopt-A-Family Program. (October- December)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Serve as a volunteer overseeing the operations of the Interagency Council.
HANDY MAN: Individual will help with painting, change light bulbs, etc. Time not specified.
RESPITE ADULT DAY CARE: Assist with daily activities and crafts by interacting with clients who have dementia or Alzheimer’s. Volunteer from 8am to 2pm Monday-Friday

 
     
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