Volunteers needed for Hope & Justice Project

12 years ago

PRESQUE ISLE — The Hope and Justice Project is inviting people to their fall hotline training. Becoming a volunteer with the Hope and Justice Project is a rewarding experience. As a volunteer you might be the first step on someone’s path toward happier, healthier relationships and life choices. You would offer support and important information as people affected by domestic violence and dating abuse talk about their situations.  

Becoming a volunteer is easy. All it takes is a heart for others, a listening ear and 30 hours of training. That might seem like a lot, but every caller’s situation is different and often quite complicated. There’s a lot to be aware of, learn and understand.

The training is free. The training is held at the Presque Isle office at 754 Main St. It will be Oct. 9 to Nov. 15, every Tuesday and Thursday night from 6-8:30 p.m. Then you can answer the hotline right from your own home — or you’re welcome to come into any of our offices if you’d like. The best part is you can set your own hours.  

Officials with the agency are grateful for whatever you can give and like to be able to count on volunteers for three shifts a month (overnight from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m., or any part of the day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), and it helps if you can keep your days or nights consistent.  

Becoming a volunteer will help make a difference in the lives of people affected by abuse and violence —adults, teens and kids.  

Everyone interested is invited to become a volunteer. For more information, call Jennifer at 764-2977 or e-mail volunteer@hopeandjusticeproject.org.