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Peace River Center has opportunities available for unpaid internships. If you are seeking a BA/MA internship, please contact Nancy P. Langston at 863-519-0575 ext. 1189 for further information
Rape Recovery & Resource Center/ Domestic Violence Program Volunteer Opportunities
Assist with clerical tasks that ensure the office/shelter runs smoothly and direct service providers can provide the best services possible to our clients.
After completing 30 hours of training, approved volunteers assist victims of sexual assault in local hospitals through provision of advocacy, support, and information/referrals. This is provided on an on-call rotation to fit the needs of the individual volunteer and the needs of the program.
Education: After completion of the 30 hour ACT training (provided by RRRC/DVS), approved volunteers provide prevention education sessions to students in area schools and professionals in the community.
Community Awareness: Volunteers assist staff in providing information to the community at fundraisers, health fairs, and other local events. Volunteers also take an active part in advocating with legislators by taking up the cause of current DV/SV issues on the table for approval.
Approved/trained volunteers assist staff in answering the Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Hotlines.
Volunteers are also needed to meet with children at the shelter and provide recreational activities/games. This allows parents to attend groups and take care of daily shelter needs,
For more information contact Ruby Nash at 863-413-2708
Peace River Center Domestic Violence programs benefit from your unwanted cell phones!
Fundraising Volunteer Initiative:
They can be old, new, used, broken, etc. We just want your phones! If you would like to assist us with collecting cell phones we can provide you with a collection box. Or, you can help us find sites for the collection boxes and then pick up the phones at those sites for us.
Our first priority is to equip each of our domestic violence survivors with a cell phone that can be used in the event of an emergency to call for help. Did you know?...911 works on any phone – whether the service is paid for or not!
Our second priority is to collect as many phones as possible because our Domestic Violence programs receive funding for all the extra phones from Shelter Alliance – even the broken ones! To learn more about this way to help victims of domestic violence, please contact the Community Relations Department at 863-519-0575 x4-1114.
The basic duties of Thrift Shoppe volunteers are to sort, price, and put out donations. Volunteers will assist donors and customers alike and will have the opportunity to create store display of merchandise. Additionally, volunteer may do light cleaning in the shop area.
For more information contact Molly Wortham at 863-647-4224 for available opportunities at both our Lakeland and Bartow shop locations.