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Summit County Crisis Response Team

Are you a current Summit County Crisis Response Team Volunteer?


NOTICE: The current application period for our Crisis Response Team has been closed and we are not accepting new applications at this time. If you would like to be notified when the next application period opens, please sign up for our monthly newsletter, The Advocate!

Residents and employees of Summit County need crisis intervention services to address the aftermath of their victimization or traumatic events before being able to engage in their everyday routines. Victim Assistance Program is the only agency in Summit County providing this immediate service, 24 hours a day.

Becoming a member of the Summit County crisis response team is a commitment we don’t take lightly. We are protective of the clients we serve so we don’t just let anybody help because they have a big heart. Yes, a big heart is key but, we require ongoing free training to ensure all clients are provided with superior, trauma informed services by someone who is confident and skilled enough to do so. Volunteers can only build confidence through practice, exposure, and experience, all three things you will gain while fulfilling your minimum 16 hours of work per month. If you are up for the commitment, please review the requirements to the right to find out if this opportunity is a good match. We can’t wait to get started!

What does a Crisis Response Team Volunteer do?

A Summit County Crisis Response Team volunteer provides trauma-informed services to victims, family members and communities, impacted by crisis, violence, or tragedy. Crisis Response Team volunteers offer immediate crisis intervention and advocacy via phone, chat, text, or in-person to address the aftermath of the client’s victimization.

Crisis Intervention

Even if you haven’t been a victim of crime yourself, you can provide an invaluable service to those facing a crisis or tragedy. What sets you apart from others is your passion, your critical thinking, and the unconditional kindness you will show to those in need.

Advocacy

Not an advocate yet? Not to worry, you’ll gain the skills needed to help clients restore the loss of control that was taken because of their victimization.

Administration

Not all work is done on the front lines. You will have a significant amount of down time as the needs of victims fluctuate to all the time, to next to none. Not only will you help the agency complete much needed tasks, but you will have the opportunity to enhance your own skills through required trainings.

I am interested in joining the team! How do I start?

Thank you for your interest in our Crisis Response Team. The current application period for our Crisis Response Team has been closed and we are not accepting new applications at this time. If you would like to be notified when the next application period opens, please sign up for our monthly newsletter, The Advocate!


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