Volunteer Victim Advocate
Volunteer victim advocates are trained in practical techniques for offering support to victims in crisis. They also receive training on many relevant issues, including domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, legal and medical aspects and community resources. Workshops with various professionals from local public service agencies are also conducted, including the V.I. Police Department, Legal Services of the Virgin Islands and the V.I. Department of Human Services.
Volunteer Victim Advocate training is held approximately every 18 months. The last training was held in September 2013.
In order to be certified, volunteers must:
- be 18 years of age or older
- commit to complete the six-week victim advocate training
- commit to a one-year internship as an advocate-in-training
Advocates must drive their own vehicles for on-duty periods. Please contact WCSC’s main office at (340)773-9272, if you have any questions or require additional information.
Your commitment helps us to help those who need it most. Thank you.
Date of Birth:____________________________________________________________
Home Phone: ____________________ Work Phone: ____________________________
Cell Phone: ______________________ Email Address: __________________________
Emergency Contact Person & Phone #:________________________________________
How did you hear about Advocate Training?
Please give a brief reason why you want to be an advocate for victims of sexual assault, battery or other violent crimes.
Please list any experiences or special qualities you feel would help you in this role.
To return your completed application:
Mail: Women’s Coalition of St. Croix, P.O. Box 222734, Christiansted, VI 00822-2734
In Person: #45 Fisher Street, Christiansted, VI 00820 Fax: (340) 773-9062 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org