Violence Prevention Specialists provide education about gender-based violence and strategies for prevention to youth, community groups and professionals. VPS are experts who excel at community speaking, classroom instruction, and outreach events. Volunteers also help in organizing public awareness campaigns, such as Denim Day, an educational campaign that takes place during Sexual Assault Awareness month every April.
VPS volunteers work as POV ambassadors in the community, preventing violence through education to the public. As a volunteer with the Prevention Division, VPS volunteers present to schools and community groups on the issues of sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence, and building healthy relationships.
- Become a trauma-informed educator
- Learn and develop skills on preventing violence and building healthy communities, while strengthening your public speaking skills
- Become a leader and beacon in your community
- Network with community partners and connect with passionate individuals
- Commitment to one full year of service (100 hours)
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance
- Must live in LA County
- Pass background check
The training will take place every Tuesday and Thursday night beginning June 5, 2018 until August, 18, 2018. Applications are being accepted until May 1, 2018.
If you'd like to complete the online form, visit the VIOLENCE PREVENTION SPECIALIST section at www.peaceoverviolence.org/volunteer