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:
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.
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 Overview & Orientation (Coming Soon): A 2-Hour overview and orientation presentation required for ALL those interested in volunteering, both direct & indirect.
For more details or additional information on volunteering, please contact the Human Resources Manager, Corina Marquez.
Individuals and groups are welcome to host a financial and/or in-kind (tangible goods) donation drive for PREVAIL. Contact us for more information.
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