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I want to donate my time to help people in my community affected by domestic violence.

Volunteer of the Month

Chloe

Featured Volunteer of the Month: February 2023

Volunteer Start Date: June 2022

Time Served: 115 Hours

Chloe believes every person deserves to feel loved and supported. She joined Catalyst hoping to give back to the community in a special and meaningful way. As a volunteer, Chloe helps out at the emergency shelter. She does safety checks, organizes community donations, and her personal favorite is helping the Children Advocates with toddler time.

Fun Facts: Chloe has a passion for cooking. In her spare time, she enjoys finding new and exciting recipes. Her favorite food is soup, as there are so many yummy variations!

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Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Crisis intervention on the 24-hour hotline
  • Direct support to participants in our housing programs and drop-in offices (Chico and Oroville)
  • Assistance in the Children’s Program
  • Legal advocacy and court accompaniment
  • Educational groups for HAVEN residents
  • Providing information at community events
  • Administrative assistance

Volunteer Responsibilities:

  • Minimum commitment of 6 months and approximately 4 hours per week
  • Completion of 40-hour domestic violence crisis intervention counselor training (CA Evidence Code 1037.1)
  • Completion of screening and background check
  • Participation in continuing education

If you are interested in volunteering with Catalyst, please review the Volunteer Job Description and the Volunteer Training Schedule, then complete the online application by clicking the link below. Please note that during the application process, you will be prompted to agree to the responsibilities listed in the job description and to the training dates listed in the schedule.

Training is required for all new volunteers, interns, and staff. Class space is limited to 20 total participants. Apply as soon as possible. Interview is required.

If you have further questions, please contact Michelle, our Volunteer Program Coordinator at 343-7798 or email her at michelle@catalystdvservices.org.

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