- Monday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
- Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
If a client needs a ride during your shift, an advocate will call you and arrange the pick up and drop off details.
The volunteer coordinator sets up a schedule by the 25th of each month that is shared with all Crisis Line volunteers so that you can sign up or trade shifts if needed.
- Be 18 years of age or older.
- Take the 30-hour training.
- Possess an open, non-judgmental attitude toward survivors of domestic abuse and their situation.
- Complete the application process.
- Have a valid driver’s license and up-to-date insurance on a reliable vehicle on file.
- Use seat belt while the vehicle is in motion.
- Make a one-year commitment. Exceptions may be made.
- Complete two hours per year of Continuing Education, as required by Iowa law. All hours must be from a training or webinar. (College classes count toward this requirement. A copy of the syllabus with details of the course and textbooks used, the institution’s name, instructor’s name, and degree would be required.)