Roads to Peace Volunteer & Intern Information
Volunteers Are Always Welcome!
Are you looking for a way to give back to your community?
Volunteering is a great way to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual harassment, abuse, and assault. There is always a need for volunteers at Roads to Peace. With training, you can become a certified volunteer counselor/advocate and have a profound impact on the lives of people in need.
Direct service and non-direct service volunteer opportunities are available. For non-direct service volunteering such as maintaining shelter facilities, administrative work, and participating in community events, a 1hr online confidentiality course is needed. To work directly with survivors, it is required that direct service volunteers complete a 70-hour training course that takes place twice a year.
The 70-hour educational training will teach you what you need to know to work with survivors of domestic violence and sexual harassment, abuse, and assault. Once certified you will be able to join a group of committed individuals helping those experiencing violence in their lives. On average we serve approximately 1,000 adults and children in our community each year by providing shelter, options counseling, clothing, food, and more.
You Can Play an Important Role in This Process.
Roads to Peace offers university sanctioned internships. It is an exciting opportunity to gain real-life experience in the workforce for future employment as well as helping survivors of domestic violence and sexual harassment, abuse, and assault. Roads to Peace is located at 34 West Main Street, Lock Haven, in close proximity to Lock Haven University Campus. We are located behind Triangle Park, making us conveniently accessible to the downtown area as well.
To participate in an internship, first complete the internship application. The Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to schedule a brief face-to-face interview. Direct service volunteers/interns then complete a 70-hour training course that takes place twice a year. This training program is required for those interested in participating in direct service opportunities, internships, and employment opportunities at the Center.
This internship will give you experience for future endeavors. The training program includes 70 hours of domestic violence and sexual assault education that can give you an advantage when going up against future job competitors. No fee is required for interns; the training is part of the internship program. Your certification may be utilized at most Domestic and Sexual Violence Centers throughout Pennsylvania.
Our services include a 24-Hour Hotline, Safe Shelter, Options/Empowerment Counseling, Support Groups, Legal Advocacy, Youth Advocacy, Outreach, Medical Advocacy, LGBTQ+ Advocacy, Referral Information, Community/School Education, Training and much more. All services are free and confidential.
Someone can be safer because of you!