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Volunteer Directly with Survivors

 Volunteer Directly with Survivors

Thank you for your interest in helping survivors of domestic violence & sexual assault.

As a STARS volunteer, you have the opportunity to work directly with victims in crisis and their children. These positions all require our 40-hour New Advocate Training in addition to program-specific training and observation. You must be 21 years of age or older. Prior to the training, please plan to attend orientation and meet with the Volunteer Engagement Manager to ensure you are a good fit for the position. See the descriptions below for more information and check the ones that interest you on the application. All of these positions require a criminal background check done before starting.

Client-Based Advocate Services – Complete OAG Training required

  • Child Mentor – Help a child weekly with homework, play games, be a friend and a good role model.  Help children by providing care while their parent attends therapy or counseling.
  • Connectivity Advocates – Are you interested in engagement opportunities with our active and inactive clients?  Connect by phone, email, or home visits.  As their advocate, listen for any needs they may have and provide resources available to them. Assist with accuracy and maintenance of client records.   
  • Community Ambassador – Do you love talking to people? Help educate and share Fort Bend Women's Center's mission making the community aware of the services available for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.  
  • *Hospital Accompaniment Response Team- HART – Can you be available and on-call once a month to answer the HART call?  This position requires one weekend per month commitment to answer the call and quickly arrive at the hospital where a victim of sexual assault has arrived.  You must shadow staff two times before you attend solo.  The shift is Friday 5 pm – Sunday 11:59 pm.
  • Life and Wellness Advocate - Provide activities or workshops which promote health, wellness, and innovative support services, including arts and crafts.  Activities must be pre-approved.
  • Neuro-Feedback Assistant – Work with the Neurofeedback Clinician Mentor to receive training on measuring the head and learning the hook-up process for neuro sessions, and conducting routine EEG procedures, including cleaning and maintaining equipment supplies. 
  • Pantry Provisions Coordinator – We love our donors and want to make sure donations are appropriately stored and used as donors intended.  Maintain donations and help move merchandise to those in need.   Includes creating food boxes to distribute to clients.  The ideal candidate would be available on Tuesday or Thursday between 10 am – 2 pm, but not required.
  • *Support Group Facilitator - Serve as a facilitator in small groups providing support and encouragement to families. It's all about connecting with our clients and helping them through curriculum-based activities and support.  Another great way to connect with clients and their families. Facilitator training required. 
  • Unique Boutique Coordinator – Help setup an adult boutique with donated items that clients love to receive. Setup and tear-down are required. Clients receive "play bucks" for actions that help them, such as keeping a counseling appointment, attending a class, helping by cleaning the dining area, or just brightening someone's day.  Clients exchange their "play bucks" for items such as crock pots, jewelry, housewares, etc.

View Indirect Services - No training required

To get started, please apply below, contact us, or attend a Volunteer Orientation.

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Becky Watts | Volunteer Engagement Manager | 281-344-5759 | bwatts@fbwc.org

Thank you for bringing Healing & Hope to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. We can't do it without you!

2020 Impact

  • Crisis Hotline Calls

    4,692

  • Survivors and Children Served

    1758

  • Clients Receiving Emergency Shelter

    328

  • Counseling Hours Provided

    6,791

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