Volunteer with ATVP!

The hotline volunteers at Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse are the first voices survivors hear when they call us. They're passionate, committed, caring people, and we rely on them to continue to provide 24-hour advocacy to both Whitman and Latah counties. We train volunteers twice a year in the spring and fall, and ask for a year's commitment from everyone who joins us. Do you want to help survivors? Consider becoming one of our volunteer advocates!

ATVP's next 40 hour in-person Volunteer Training will be in Spring 2018. If you have any questions about volunteering, please call 208-883-4357 or e-mail our Volunteer and Intern Lead at vic@atvp.org.

Keep checking back for our spring volunteer training dates and application deadlines!

Application documents (please submit all items together):

All trainings are mandatory. Weekend, holiday, and summer hotline shifts will be required.

Send completed applications to vic@atvp.org, mail them to P.O.Box 37, Pullman WA 99163, or drop them off at any of our offices.

Why Volunteer?

  • for the opportunity to support and empower people who have experienced violence.
  • for the chance to work directly towards creating a non-violent society.
  • for course credit.
  • to gain and develop skills in advocacy-based counseling.
  • for the chance to work with a well-respected, community renowned, professional staff.
  • to participate directly in feminism and the global cause of ending violence against women.
  • for the chance to work with a range of survivors across ethnic/racial, religious, ability, sexuality and gender spectra, and thereby to build cultural & diversity competency.
  • to increase your awareness and raise your consciousness of violence in our society.
  • for an invaluable segue into a future career in victim and survivor advocacy.
  • for an unique insight into an important part of any law, social services, healthcare, counseling, or law enforcement career.
  • to gain marketable skills in inter-agency communication and community collaboration.
  • for others, for the community, and for yourself!

ATVP welcomes applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that a strong organization is one that values diversity among its board, employees, and volunteers. We also value the unique perspectives that survivors bring to the work and encourage them to apply. Our hotline volunteers are the first voices people hear when they call us - it's a great way to make a difference!

Interested in a one-time volunteer opportunity with ATVP? Call (208)-883-4357 or e-mail us to learn more about organizing a self-directed food drive, supplies drive, or shelter needs drive.

Internships


We require all interns to be current volunteers. Limited exceptions can be made. Please contact our volunteer lead at vic@atvp.org to make an inquiry if you want to request an exception.

Please submit applications as early as possible in order to give ATVP time to review your application and assess the agency's current needs. Please know that internship employment will require you to attend an interview and, if hired, you will be required to follow all agency policies and procedures. An internship may be offered to you after the full application and interview process is complete.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Complete 40 hours of advocacy pre-service training with ATVP (offered in the spring and fall).
  • Be a current hotline volunteer in good standing.

  • To Apply: Complete all required paperwork (Please submit paperwork in one email or a single document)

  • Application (PDF, 459 KB)
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  • Availability (PDF, 228 KB)
  • Send completed applications to vic@atvp.org. Please call (208)-883-4357 if you have any questions.

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    ATVP Services

    ATVP provides 24 hour emergency and supportive services to family and sexual violence victims and survivors and their children. Services are available for concerned, supportive family members, friends and community members.

    ATVP services are free, confidential, and provided to clients without discrimination on the basis of physical or mental disability, race, ethnicity, color, religion, political beliefs, gender, gender identity (or expression), age, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, pregnancy, income, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

    ATVP also has an outreach and education program that focuses on increasing understanding, awareness, and ultimately on preventing family and sexual violence.

    ATVP provides services to all crime victims through the Region 8 Crime Victim Service Center for Whitman County.



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