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If you're ready to take the call and make a difference in the lives of America's families, women and men who are experiencing abuse, the National Domestic Violence Hotline is just the place for you!
Volunteers are needed to train as advocates to answer calls from domestic violence survivors, victims and the people who support them. Austin based - nationwide outreach. Now enrolling for a new training class.

What's in it for you?
The knowledge gained by volunteering on the Hotline empowers you to make informed decisions in your own life, as well as guide you in providing a voice for others.
For 90% of Hotline callers, the Hotline is their first call in getting the help they need to build healthy relationships, marriages, and families.

Requirements:
Volunteers provide their own transportation, have an ability to listen well and compassionately, as well as have a willingness to help.
Volunteers are provided a 40 hour interactive training prior to taking calls and an introduction to the dynamics of domestic abuse.
Once trained, volunteers are provided additional support and education and commit to 2-4 hours/week (a minimum of 8 hours per month). All volunteers must complete a criminal background check.
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