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

Volunteer of the Month

Juliette

Featured Volunteer of the Month: December 2021

Volunteer Start Date: June 2021

Time Served: 114 Hours

Juliette is currently in graduate school working towards a career in counseling. She volunteers at our shelter answering calls on the crisis line. She provides survivors a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space to process. She is compassionate and has a natural ability to connect with survivors and validate their experiences.

In addition to her work on the hotline, she is also involved in community outreach. She recently volunteered for Flowers on the Creek, an event to honor survivors that have passed away due to intimate partner violence. She has tabled at many events to help raise awareness about domestic violence and Catalyst services.

Fun Facts: Juliette appreciates all forms of art. She collects music records, art prints, and loves admiring tattoos (she even follows several tattoo artists on Instagram). Juliette also enjoys spending time outdoors. Bidwell Park is one of her favorite spots in town to de-stress and connect with nature.

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Volunteer This Summer!

We love our volunteers!

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 June 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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