Get into her shoes! The Center to Host Volunteer Orientation and Training
The Center for Violence-Free Relationships is in need of volunteers and will host Volunteer Orientation and Volunteer Training.
Volunteer Orientation is for anyone interested in volunteering at The Center. The event to be held on at 344 Placerville Drive, Suite 11, Placerville, California, will feature an experiential exercise called “In Her Shoes.”
“In Her Shoes” is a simulation, based on true stories, to help participants understand, in a very compressed period of time, the ups and downs a victim experiences over the course of many years. The goal of the exercise is to increase awareness of the struggles that victims face; to illustrate that domestic violence is a community tragedy, not a private problem. “In Her Shoes” illustrates that there is a role for everyone in understanding and solving the problems of intimate partner violence.
The Center will also hold Volunteer Training beginning on and running through . Volunteers are the life blood of any nonprofit organization and last year The Center’s volunteers donated over 5000 hours to support victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
If you would like more information about The Center’s Volunteer Orientation event “In Her Shoes” or Volunteer Training please contact Martha Borders at MarthaB@thecenternow.org or (530) 626-1450 x 200 or visit their website at www.TheCenterNow.org.
The Center for Violence-Free Relationships was founded in 1980, and over the past 30 years The Center has been committed to building a community free from sexual assault and domestic violence. We are the only sexual assault and domestic violence agency serving the western slope of El Dorado County.
The Center is recognized at the local, state and national level for its innovative, groundbreaking programs, and its ability to provide essential services to families in need. As one of the only agencies of its kind that tracks, measures, verifies and reports the actual impact each service and program is having towards stopping the cycle of violence, The Center is dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities.
Our compassionate and experienced are staff trained in the fields of domestic violence and sexual assault. Our staff is supported by the agency’s many volunteers. Volunteers participate in various aspects of The Center’s activities: crisis line, peer counseling, group facilitation, legal advocacy, hospital and court accompaniment, clerical, public speaking, prevention education programs, and many more.
The Center for Violence-Free Relationships is dedicated to building healthy relationships, families, and communities free from sexual assault and domestic violence through education, advocacy, and services in western El Dorado County.