Recurring Volunteer FAQs

What does it mean to be a recurring volunteer? Becoming a Recurring Volunteer is an investment of time, energy and heart.

How much time does it take to be a Recurring Volunteer? Training is required before taking on any volunteer role, and can range from 10 – 50 hours depending on the role you are interested in. For more information about training requirements and options go here.

How do I become a recurring volunteer? Fill out the Volunteer Application and someone will contact you within 72 hours.

Do I need to make a long-term commitment for the program? We ask that Recurring Volunteers commit to at least one year.

Do I need to have any special skills or meet any requirements? No. We encourage people from all cultures and professions, and all ethnic and educational backgrounds. Once accepted into the program, you will receive all necessary training through our pre-service training.

Requirements include:

  • Willingness to complete necessary background checks and participate in an interview (some positions may require more than one interview)
  • Complete a minimum of 10-50 hours of training
  • Willingness to commit to STAND! for at least one year
  • $25 per volunteer to cover the costs of training materials. 

Exactly what does a recurring volunteer do? Please see our list of Recurring Opportunities for available positions and descriptions.  

What sort of support will I receive? You will be supported every step of the way. You will have chances for continuing education and other online resources on the STAND! website. Each program will have their own way of supporting you — you may have a monthly meeting or you may have an annual event.

Is there a fee for the training? Volunteers pay $25 for the training. If you're interested in taking the training strictly for educational purposes, the cost is $200. Other fees may apply for Livescan (background) clearance.

I’m a service provider. Can I take your training too? Yes. If you are interested in taking our training but not volunteering with us, the training fee is $200. Our training meets the Penal Code 1037.1 requirements required for “domestic violence counselors”. Domestic Violence Counselors are defined as “a person who is employed by a domestic violence victim service organization…whether financially compensated or not, for the purpose of rendering advice or assistance to victims of domestic violence…” Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator if you have any further questions by emailing or calling 925-603-0175