Volunteer & Training Opportunities – Join the VSS Team

Integral to providing direct services to victims in the State of Washington is Core Advocacy Training. This thirty hour training qualifies individuals to provide services at Crime Victim Assistance Centers. Victim Support Services (VSS) provides this essential training two or three times a year. Our core training is open to any staff, volunteer or Board member working on behalf of a Crime Victims Assistance Center in Washington State. Training covers a wide range of topics to include crisis intervention, the criminal and civil legal systems, cultural competency and victims’ rights. VSS is always looking for new volunteers who would like to give back to their community. Our Core trained volunteers provide direct  services to victims of crime through the crisis line, courtroom support, facilitating support groups and participating in events especially for victims of crime. We also welcome volunteers who would prefer to use their skills in fundraising, special events or office support. Our next Core Advocacy training is scheduled for June 1-2 and 8-9. Participants must attend all four days of training to qualify to provide direct services. Training is being held in Everett. For VSS volunteers, the training is provided free of charge. Others who would like to attend will be charged a $50.00 fee for materials. If you are interested in attending the training please contact Julie Thomas, Community Outreach Coordinator, at juliethomas@fnfvcv.org or by phone at 425.252.6081.

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"With the help of VSS, you are empowered and encouraged to fight back and be pro-active. Then your conscience can be more at peace because you know you have taken some action to protest crimes inflicted on your loved one. It is sometimes your only consolation."

“The one takeaway for me in working with VSS is that it is a necessary organization. I know they are funded by grants and fundraisers but it’s something we need to make sure as a community that they have the funding needed because what they do for people in need doesn’t happen anywhere else. This is the only place that this happens and VSS helps with so many things.”

David Rose

Anchor, Q13 News and Host, Washington’s Most Wanted

“VSS is there when the unthinkable happens.  When a police officer knocks on your door and gives you tragic news, VSS helps navigate the court system, which can be very confusing. VSS is compassion, caring, and commitment. Commitment to once justice is done that victims and their families can move forward with their lives.”

Jennifer Gregerson

Mayor, City of Mukilteo

“VSS has been our partner in recovery and healing and a key part in what makes Mukilteo Strong. VSS has been a trusted advocate for the victims that have suffered so much in the community.  I’m so grateful to VSS as our partner in strength.”

Jon Nehring

Mayor, City of Marysville

“VSS is there for people in their darkest hour. At a time when they need an advocate and friend, VSS steps in to fill that gap and help them begin their journey back to some sense of normalcy.” 

Myrle Carner

Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound

“This thing about closure. There is never really closure in a victim’s life but VSS helps individuals to get closer to that and that’s critical because the cops and the judicial system just move on to another case because they don’t have time. Victims live with this trauma forever so VSS is with them for as long as they need the services. VSS takes the time, more importantly, they really care."

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