Volunteers

Volunteers




The Heart of Our Agency


Crime Victim Advocate Volunteer


Your goal as a victim advocate will be to provide assistance and/or advocacy for crime victims during the
difficult period of adjustment following a traumatic incident.

After successfully completing the requirements of being a crime victim advocate, your talents will be utilized
as best suited for you in some of the following areas:

  • be available to the victim for crisis counseling, assessment of emergency needs, information and
    referral
  • assist crime victims in filing for Crime Victims' Compensation through the Attorney General's Office
  • provide support services such as referrals for counseling needed to deal with victimization,
    advocacy with the criminal justice system and court accompaniment
  • assist with speaking engagements or public awareness projects in the community
  • assist with case management
  • help with clerical work

To become a volunteer victim advocate you must:

  • be willing to undergo a complete background check and provide personal references
  • have good listening skills
  • be caring, empathetic and enjoy working with people
  • be able to maintain a healthy emotional distance while assisting the crime victim to cope effectively
    with the traumatic situation
  • follow all agency policy and procedures
  • follow direction provided by the volunteer coordinator and program director

You will be requested to make a commitment of approximately 100 hours of volunteer work for a one year
period. For more information please contact our volunteer coordinator at 361-852-7540 or 800-607-4263.

Parent Education Volunteer

Parent Education Classes offers an 8-12 week program. Many of the classes provide child care and
snacks. The classes have a minimal charge and scholarships are available for those who are unable to
pay.

Opportunities for volunteers include:

  • providing child care for nursery
  • facilitating parents groups
  • participating in public awareness projects (e.g. health fairs, speaking engagements)
  • helping with clerical work

To become a Parent Education Volunteer, you must:

  • be 18 years old or older
  • be willing to undergo a complete background check and provide personal references
  • have good listening skills
  • be caring and empathetic and enjoy working with people
  • be able to maintain a healthy emotional distance while facilitating groups
  • be responsible and reliable
  • be able to maintain confidentiality

For more information about becoming a volunteer for this program contact our offices at 361-852-9665.

Family Counseling Service
3833 S. Staples, S203
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
361-852-9665

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