CARE Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

The CARE Program is seeking volunteers and interns! Volunteers always go out on calls in pairs, after an assailant has been arrested. Interns go out on calls over the weekend, follow up with survivors over the telephone, and provide survivors with court support.

The choices for on call shifts are:
  • Thursday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Friday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What CARE has to Offer


  • The CARE Program has many opportunities for volunteers and interns. You can:
  • Become more involved in your community
  • Learn or enhance your crisis intervention techniques
  • Build your knowledge of the legal system and other community resources
  • Take a stand against domestic violence
  • Build your resume for professional or graduate school

What CARE Needs


CARE volunteers and interns are a diverse group of people with some key characteristics. A volunteer or intern would tend to describe themselves as a people person, a good listener, a team player, reliable, and as someone who is interested in social justice.

What Is Expected of Volunteers & Interns


Prior to working with CARE, you will need to:
  • Complete a volunteer application
  • Provide two references
  • Participate in a short interview
  • Have an insured and reliable vehicle
  • Agree to a review of criminal history and driving records
  • Complete four days of training in January, May or September
  • Attend four in-service meetings per year
  • Volunteer for CARE a minimum of 1 year, or intern a minimum of 1 semester
Volunteers are expected to be on call a minimum of 1 to 2 times every 6 weeks. Interns should be able to spend 10-40 hours per week in the CARE office.

Volunteers play a key role in the efforts of the CARE program to reduce domestic violence. While there are many hardworking and dedicated volunteers already working, more volunteers are needed to expand the program.

Prospective volunteers must go through an application process. They will be expected to:
  • Provide two references
  • Participate in a short interview
  • Agree to a review of criminal history and driving records
  • Complete approximately 40 hours of training (held over 2 weekends)
  • Attend monthly in-service training meetings
If accepted as a volunteer at the completion of the training, volunteers will then be asked to be on call (via pager) approximately 1 shift every 6 weeks. Volunteer shifts consist of being on call Thursday evening and Saturday or Friday evening and Sunday so assistance can be provided to survivors throughout the weekend. C.A.R.E. personnel covers domestic violence calls during the week.

Volunteers are asked to commit for at least 6 months, although 1 year is preferred.

Applying

 
To apply, the main CARE office at 517-272-7436, or fill out the CARE Volunteer Application and click the submit button after it is filled out and executed.  The CARE Coordinator will be in contact with you.

Contact

 
If you are interested in volunteering or interning, please contact the CARE Office by phone 517-272-7436 or email Care.Program@lansingmi.gov.