Direct service programs work directly with program participants. Direct Service volunteers are required to undergo a background check and complete our Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victim Assistance Training (VAT). Successful completion of VAT is required before volunteers are able to work directly with participants. Direct service opportunities include:
- 24 Hr. Crisis Line Support
- 24 Hr. Hospital Response for Sexual Assault Victims
- Court Accompaniment
- Restraining Order Assistance
- In-Person Crisis Intervention Support (Walk-Ins)
- Peer Counseling
- Support Groups
- Domestic Violence Shelter Coverage
- 24 Hour Crisis Line Support
VAT is a 69-hour, state-certified training for staff and volunteers to better understand the issues surrounding domestic violence, sexual assault, and youth homelessness, and how to assist individuals and families directly impacted. As a VAT Volunteer in direct services, you will assist in providing support, assistance and resources to program participants. Services are offered to men, women and youth, regardless of race, orientation, economic background, immigration status or gender, in English, Spanish and a variety of other languages. Services are also provided to our incarcerated and formerly incarcerated populations. System-impacted individuals, BIPOC, men and bilingual individuals are encouraged to apply for this training in order to help us better meet the needs of our diverse community and clients.
VAT Applications are currently CLOSED. Next VAT Session will be Summer 2023.
Victim Assistance Training (VAT)
Indirect service volunteers help behind-the-scenes to support PREVAIL and our participants. Volunteers receive on-the-job training; therefore, no educational requirements are needed. Indirect Service volunteers are required to undergo a routine background check. Indirect service opportunities include:
PREVAIL Clothing Closet
PREVAIL Special Events
PREVAIL Overview & Orientation (Coming Soon): A 2-Hour overview and orientation presentation required for ALL those interested in volunteering, both direct & indirect.
18 years of age or older
Must be able to lift a minimum of 15-25 pounds
Must complete background check through LiveScan fingerprinting system
Commitment to PREVAIL vision to end violence and youth homelessness
Volunteers interested in direct services MUST complete 69-hour VAT training, mandated reporter training, sexual harassment training and 40 hours of mentoring/job shadowing with direct service staff members.
Individuals and groups are welcome to host a financial and/or in-kind (tangible goods) donation drive for PREVAIL. Contact us for more information.
Special Projects & Professional Service Volunteering
Are you an individual, group or organization that is interested in volunteering for a special project or donating your professional services? Please complete and return the Volunteer Service Agreement form to Corina Marquez at