Last year the Center for Violence-free Relationships was voted one of the best places to volunteer in El Dorado County.
The center’s volunteers are the life blood of the organization. They are dedicated, hard working individuals who have busy lives and they spend some of their valuable time volunteering at the center.
If you or someone you know would like to volunteer, the center’s Winter Volunteer Training is coming up Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m.
The community is invited to volunteer orientation on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. until noon. Activities include a heartwarming experiential exercise, “Walk the Domestic Violence Walk,” which will give insight into what it feels like to walk in the shoes of someone experiencing domestic violence.
This is a very powerful experience and the orientation will give more information on the Special Volunteer Unit (SVU) at the center.
Attendance at this informational gathering is not required in order to attend volunteer training, however, it is highly recommended.
Over the past six SVU training sessions 41 percent of the trainees have either become very special volunteers or have been hired as staff. The SVU works right alongside staff and contributed over 6,600 volunteer hours last year.
For more information about volunteering at the center or to attend the volunteer orientation contact the Volunteer Coordinator Martha Borders at 530-295-4205 or visit the center’s Website at TheCenterNow.org.