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

Volunteer of the Month

Hunter

Featured Volunteer of the Month: April 2021

Volunteer Start Date: August 2020

Time Served: 139 Hours

Hunter recently graduated from Chico State and was accepted into a clinical graduate program in Los Angeles. He shared that a close friend of his works at Catalyst and was inspired by the agency’s mission to empower survivors. Having little experience with direct service, Hunter admits he was nervous when he first joined the volunteer program. After completing nearly 140 volunteer hours, Hunter says his most memorable moments come from building connections with the participants. At HAVEN, Hunter assists with hotline calls, helps staff with projects, and provides survivors a safe space to open up.

Fun Fact: Hunter identities as Irish, Italian, Native American, and African American. He is proud of his diverse heritage and ethnic background. He loves going out with friends, making TikToks, and enjoying delicious food at Wing Stop – Mango Habanero is his favorite!

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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 Summer 2021 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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