Domestic violence advocates needed


Domestic Violence Services of Benton & Franklin Counties is offering volunteer advocacy training for several days starting Thursday.

The training will provide a general understanding of domestic violence issues and cover topics including counseling, working with kids, answering crisis calls and legal advocacy, said a news release.

The training is required as part of the process of becoming a volunteer. Domestic Violence Services volunteers help with everything from shelter activities to answering the 24-hour crisis line.

Training sessions are 6-9 p.m. Thursday; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday; 6-9 p.m. March 11 and 14; and 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 16. They're at the organization's office, 3311 W. Clearwater Ave., Suite C-140.

Advanced registration is required. Forms are available at the office or online at, by clicking on "Support DVS" and then "Volunteer."

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