Shasta Family Justice Center Seeks Volunteers; Training Friday

The Shasta Family Justice Center (SFJC) is seeking volunteers to help victims of Family Violence. Volunteers are needed to help with our children’s program, events, client navigation (case management), paralegal, legal document assistants and administrative assistance.

The next training is scheduled for Friday, July 22, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the SFJC. Registration is required. Individuals interested in volunteering can contact the center at 243-8868, download a volunteer application on our website or  e-mail the center at ShastaFJC@gmail.com.

The SFJC volunteers provide a tremendous support to victims, survivors, their families and the staff at the center. Volunteers have donated over 2,000 hours since the center opened on September 1, 2010. The center’s staff, partners and existing volunteers are committed to providing the training and support necessary to ensure the volunteer experience is a valuable one. Volunteers agree to a two-and-a-half hour training, a background check, and a minimum commitment of four hours per month.

The SFJC provides Shasta County victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child and elder abuse with coordinated services in one location. Housing a multi-disciplinary team of professionals under one roof reduces the amount of time victims spend finding the help they need.

“Volunteers at the Shasta Family Justice Center bring so much energy to our home-like environment,” said SFJC Executive Director Michael Burke. “In our first 10 months of operation, the SFJC has welcomed more 1,700 visits for service. Volunteers are a big part of the center success.” Burke said.

For more information please visit www.shastafjc.org or call 530-243-8868.

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