Volunteering

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at Prevail. Prevail couldn’t fulfill its mission without the support of over 80 volunteers working in a variety of capacities. If you have a few hours or longer, there are opportunities to be involved. All Prevail volunteers receive a comprehensive orientation to the agency and specific training for their particular role. Additional training opportunities are also available to volunteers.

Volunteer Orientation is held on a regular basis so it’s never too late to become involved!

** We have an immediate evening door greeters and lunch hour greeters! The evening door greeter position would require the volunteer to be at Prevail from 5:45 pm to 7:15pm and lunch hour greeters from 1 pm to 2pm. Please contact Stephanie Holmes-Gullans at 317-773-6942 for more information!** 

Download The Prevail Volunteer Application Here!

Volunteer roles:

Volunteer Program

Prevail is looking for a detail-oriented volunteer who enjoys working people.  This position will assist with all aspects of the volunteer program: application process scheduling interviews, placement and orientation.

Front Office

Prevail is looking for an energetic and compassionate volunteer with excellent phone skills and the ability to multitask while providing a welcoming atmosphere in the front office.  This volunteer position serves as the point of entry for the Prevail Office.

Co-Facilitator for Closed DV Group

This individual works directly with the Prevail staff member to facilitate the curriculum of the group. Tasks: provides emotional support, feedback to the clients, assists with individual activities, and can lead the group in the absence of the Prevail staff member. They have a working knowledge of the group curriculum. Additionally, this individual demonstrates healthy, appropriate boundaries and has an understanding of domestic violence and its effects. They also commit to attending group as consistently as possible unless there is a family emergency or illness. Preferred background: Social work, sociology, women’s studies, or related field. 

Police Report Program Assistant

This individual works under supervision of a Prevail staff member to complete follow-up on police reports from various law enforcement agencies in Hamilton County. These police reports often serve as a first point of contact between Prevail and our clients. Tasks: Reading and organizing police reports, making follow-up calls, sending follow-up correspondence, and documenting all contacts and services provided. Working knowledge of Prevail’s mission and services, client resources for the purposes of making referrals. Additionally, this individual demonstrates healthy, appropriate boundaries with people who have been victims of crime. They also commit to a minimum of two to three hours twice a week and work to attend as consistently as possible unless there is a family emergency or illness. Ideal candidate will be motivated and willing to take guidance from Prevail staff, yet work without direction most of the time. Must respect and maintain confidentiality. Detail oriented, comfortable making phone calls to people who have been victimized, compassionate, and respectful. Understanding of administrative tasks’ importance in our ability to serve clients and carry out our mission. Preferred background in social work, sociology, women’s studies, or related field. 

Co-facilitator for Children’s Sexual Abuse Group

This individual works in direct correlation with the Prevail staff member to facilitate the curriculum of the group. Tasks: provides emotional support, feedback to the clients, assists with individual activities, and can lead the group in the absence of the Prevail staff member. They have a working knowledge of the group curriculum. Additionally, this individual demonstrates healthy, appropriate boundaries with children and has an understanding of sexual abuse and its effects of children and their families. They also commit to attending all twelve weeks of the group unless there is a family emergency or illness.

Assistant for Children’s Sexual Abuse Group

This individual works under the direct supervision of the Prevail staff member facilitating the curriculum of the group. Tasks: sets up the room, files the children’s work, takes kids to the bathroom if necessary, answers the door if no other volunteer is assigned, provides emotional support, may assist children in individual activities, and assists the Prevail staff member with any other tasks. Additionally, this individual demonstrates healthy, appropriate boundaries with children and has an understanding of sexual abuse and its effects of children and their families. They also commit to attending all twelve weeks of the group unless there is a family emergency or illness.

Co-facilitator for Children’s Domestic Violence Support Group

This individual works in direct correlation with the Prevail staff member to facilitate the curriculum of the group. Tasks: provides emotional support, feedback to the clients, assists with individual activities, and can lead the group in the absence of the Prevail staff member. They have a working knowledge of the group curriculum. Additionally, this individual demonstrates healthy, appropriate boundaries with children and has an understanding of domestic violence and its effects of children and their families. They also commit to attending group as consistently as possible unless there is a family emergency or illness.

Assistant for Children’s Sexual Abuse Group

This individual works under the direct supervision of the Prevail staff member facilitating the curriculum of the group. Tasks: sets up the room, files the children’s work, takes kids to the bathroom if necessary, answers the door if no other volunteer is assigned, provides emotional support, may assist children in individual activities, helps distribute snack, and assists the Prevail staff member with any other tasks. Additionally, this individual demonstrates healthy, appropriate boundaries with children and has an understanding of domestic violence and its effects of children and their families. They also commit to attending group as consistently as possible unless there is a family emergency or illness.

Case Manager Assistant

This individual works under the direct supervision of the Prevail staff member. Tasks: completing follow-up calls, police report follow-up calls, child advocacy center follow-ups, copying, managing case management list, working on writing group curriculum provided by the Prevail staff member, filing children’s work, and working on any other projects assigned by the Prevail staff member. Additionally, this individual demonstrates healthy, appropriate boundaries with families, who have been victims. They also commit to a minimum of two hours a week and work to attend as consistently as possible unless there is a family emergency or illness.

Safe Dates Facilitator

Safe Dates is a Ten Session dating violence prevention program. This program was created to offer insight regarding the attitudes and behaviors associated with dating Violence.

Currently Safe Dates is offered free of charge to 4 middle schools in Hamilton County. Facilitators of this program, post completing training, will provide education and support to 7th or 8th grade middle school students in their perspective schools. Volunteers interested in this program are required to engage in a full day of training/certification as well as 2-3 weeks of shadowing. Prevail is currently seeking passionate committed volunteers for this position. Bachelors Degree required-current students will be considered. Must be flexible and commit to a full session.

Job Search Volunteer

Ability and availability to sit at computer 2-3 hours twice a week and navigate various job search sites and select jobs that are appropriate for Prevail clients in consultation with Employment Coordinator; Motivated and willing to take guidance from Employment Program Coordinator, yet work without direction most of the time; Dependable; Available from time to time to contact members in the community for various resources; Available from time to time to enter client information into the database; Must respect and maintain confidentiality.

Events & Fairs Volunteers

This volunteer would work independently, covering community information events and/or fairs where Prevail may be asked to attend and display information. It is ideal that this volunteer be comfortable talking about Prevail's mission, services and commitment to victims. Typically fairs are held on week nights, but could occasionally be held on weekend mornings or afternoons.

Event Planning & Fundraising

Prevail runs several fundraising events each year to support our work. Committee positions are available.

3rd Party Event Logistics

Prevail gets many requests to do ‘fundraisers’ at local restaurants, etc.  We are seeking a motivated volunteer to coordinate and organize these opportunities.  Time is flexible and can be done outside of the office.

Group Service Projects

Prevail can work with service groups (church, corporate, school or other groups) to help accommodate a day of service project/community group project. When considering doing a group project you may also want to consider participating in the Super Service Challenge. They encourage communities to donate their time towards helping nonprofits by offering ways to earn program dollars and recognition for the group’s project. Participation in this challenge is simple! Find more information by visiting their website: https://superservicechallenge.com

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