Thank you for your interest in volunteering with our agency. The Portland Women's Crisis Line could not operate its programs without the support of dedicated volunteers. Individuals do not need to have prior experience in order to volunteer with the Portland Women's Crisis Line. Training is provided for all volunteers through the agency. The Portland Women's Crisis Line works collaboratively with universities and colleges to provide intership experiences for college credit.
You may choose to work as a Crisis Line Advocate or as a Sexual Assault Advocate, or both. However, there are separate training requirements.
All agency volunteers are expected to commit to a minimum of 6 months, 1 year is preferred.
Crisis Line Advocate
You can print out and e-mail or post a Volunteer Application Form.
Sexual Assault Advocate
Board members are elected for either one or two year terms. The Board of Directors typically meets once a month for approximately two hours. Board members are also required to participate on board committees. The total time commitment varies dependent on the member's availability (elected officials: the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer generally put in more hours than do other members).
The time commitment for the FC is approximately 5 hours/month. The FC typically meets one to two times a month for approximately 1 hour at a time, arranged by the members. Contacts via e-mail/phone and individual work may also occur. Additional time may be necessary during special events.
The FC plans and coordinates fundraising activities such as: