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Get Involved

We need your support, because without you our work wouldn't be possible. Whether you donate, volunteer as an advocate, serve on our board, provide event support, or just spread the good word about our work, it all matters. Join our mailing list to stay up to date on what's happening at the VPC. Email or call 218-387-1262 if you are interested in volunteering.


Get involved by attending or volunteering at our events. The VPC hosts many events each year such as candlelight vigils that honor survivors during (October) Domestics Violence and (April) Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Brown Bag lunches that create spaces for women to share their stories, community trainings and presentations, and an annual film event where we share powerful social justice focused films. Follow us on social media, or join our mailing list to stay informed about our upcoming events. Email or call 218-387-1262 if you are interested in volunteering at events.

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Every penny matters! Donating to the VPC means we can do more for our community -- including: more safe lodging for survivors, more essential supports (i.e. food and gas), and quality and consistent advocacy and support from our trained staff and volunteers.

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Become a Volunteer Advocate

Are you passionate about supporting victims/survivors? Do you have good listening skills? Consider becoming a volunteer advocate. No experience necessary - we train you!  This is a great volunteer opportunity to help make our community a safer place where domestic & sexual violence is not tolerated and victims/survivors are believed and supported. 

Volunteer Advocate Information

Our advocates walk alongside others on their healing journey by helping to cover the 24/7 Support Line after hours.

Our advocates have reported that being a part of the Volunteer Advocate Team 

  • Is low commitment and high reward

  • A way to make our community safer

  • They are provided with great learning opportunities 

  • They feel supported and well trained

Potential volunteer advocates must complete a one time 40 hour training program. Training involves both in-person and online training in areas of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, stalking/harassment, healthy relationships, and more.

Upon completion of the training, individuals are certified as a Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocate. This grants them the ability to provide advocacy services through our support line and throughout the state of Minnesota. 


Advocates attend a one hour long Advocate Meeting each month to continue education & training, build team support, and debrief calls. 

Advocates sign up for a few shifts a month and can take time off when needed.

On-call operates when the VPC office is closed. Shifts are 4pm-8am on Mondays-Fridays (shift start and end times are somewhat flexible if need be)

When an advocate is on-call, we ask they: remain within Cook County, refrain from consuming alcohol or non-prescribed mood-altering substances, have access to phone services at all times throughout their shift, and have access to a reliable vehicle.  

Advocates will not be onsite at VPC office when on-call and can be on-call from home or anywhere there is phone service. They do not need to remain awake for on-call shifts but do need to be available to answer the phone if calls come in throughout the night. 

In 2023 our after hours support line received a total of 44 calls. Our volunteers are never alone as VCP staff is always available to provide phone or in person support for our volunteers when they receive a call.

If you are interested in volunteering please give our office a call at 218-387-1262, email, or apply below.


The VPC is not currently hiring. Please check back for future employment opportunities

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