The Domestic Violence Services Network, Inc. (DVSN) is looking for interested community members, including from Bedford, to participate in their March 2024 Volunteer Advocate Training program at the Concord Police Department, 219 Walden St.
This 40-hour training is designed to familiarize the volunteers with the many aspects of domestic violence and give them the skills necessary to provide confidential and appropriate services to DVSN’s clients.
Once trained, DVSN’s volunteer Advocates provide direct service over the phone, at the Concord District Court, and at Emerson Hospital to people affected by domestic violence.
The March training will be held over three weeks from March 4 through March 22 from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Fridays.
For those who wish to activate as advocates, an additional 10-to-12 hours of individual field training will take place after successful completion of the classroom segment. The training is provided at no cost to attendees. All necessary materials will be provided.
To learn more about DVSN and its programs, services, and events, visit DVSN.org. Those interested in more information about the training or want to request an application should call 978-318-3421 or send an e-mail to [email protected].
Applications are due no later than Monday, Feb. 26.