Volunteer Application & Training

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Required Training:

All volunteers are required to submit an application. Once your application is accepted, there will be an interview to discuss volunteer opportunities and answer any questions.

Volunteers must then attend one of our three annual DVCAC volunteer training classes. A background check is required before training and will be paid for by the volunteer (usually around $40) The volunteer training program is a comprehensive 20-hour course which typically occurs over a two week period and includes an online component. Attendance for all sessions is mandatory.

Those interested in volunteering in a non-direct service capacity are required to participate in a shortened 3-hour training session.



If interested in volunteering please fill out application below:

Volunteer Application 2019


If you are a current volunteer and would like to access our Volunteer Training Manual, please click here.

DVCAC also offers internships/field placement experience for students in social work, counseling and related fields. For more information regarding field placements at 216.229.2420.


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