YWCA Oklahoma City


YWCA OKC Domestic Violence Services

Welcome to YWCA Oklahoma City's Domestic Violence Services page! We are so excited to work alongside you, serving our community, and look forward to getting to know you through our onboarding process!

Volunteers are critical to being able to meet the need in our community. Your donation of time and talent ensure that every person who needs YWCA OKC's help will receive the best care. 

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Providing care and hope to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in central Oklahoma.

Volunteer Opportunities

Shelter Assistant

At the YWCA Oklahoma City, we are looking for individuals that will assist staff in maintaining operations within the domestic violence shelter, including assisting within the Safe Watch program as needed

There are many ways you can contribute to the efficient running of the Thelma Gaylord Emergency Shelter for survivors of violence:

  • processing and organizing donations of items and clothing,
  • cleaning client rooms in between residents,
  • assisting at mealtimes, and
  • assisting staff with projects.

As a shelter assistant, you will be a key part of ensuring we are providing the best experience for each person seeking safety at YWCA OKC. This role is flexible but we strive to have at least three volunteers a week to help staff stay on top of different tasks.

If you are someone, who can serve as a positive team member that works to contribute to a cohesive and supportive environment then please join our YWCA crisis services!

You must work well with others and maintain cooperative and communicative relationships with peers, employees, partners, and Board as appropriate.

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YWCA OKC Sexual Assault Services

Volunteer Opportunities

Sexual Assault Forensic Advocate Volunteer

At the YWCA Oklahoma City, our survivors of sexual assault will seek crisis invention, emotional support, advocacy, and referrals within hospital settings, or any safe appropriate site as approved by the supervisor. If you are actively ready to serve as a positive compassionate member that demonstrates leadership skills, then please join our Sexual Assault team.
 

Sexual Assault Volunteers must maintain the confidentiality of clients and be sensitive to issues of sexual assault and domestic violence. It is required to be a strong oral and written communicator. Your skills will be put towards providing support and information regarding the hospital and services available to ensure the best possible care for clients.

 

Volunteers are required to complete four (4) observation shifts within six (6) weeks of beginning service. To accomplish this, volunteers are required to fulfill a minimum of 3 on-call shifts per week. Once observations are accomplished, volunteers are required to fulfill a minimum of three (3) on-call shifts each month and attend 10 of 12 monthly team meetings annually.

 

Our Sexual Assault Volunteers & Interns are the emotional support and encouragement needed for our clients. The YWCA Team hopes you will join us in providing resources and successful intervention to our survivors!

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

A SANE exam provides expert medical care and resources to patients who have recently experienced sexual assault. This holistic medical exam addresses both emotional and physical trauma while offering medications that prevent sexually transmitted infections and more.

Sexual Assault Forensic Intern

At the YWCA Oklahoma City, our survivors of sexual assault will seek crisis invention, emotional support, advocacy, and referrals within hospital settings, or any safe appropriate site as approved by the supervisor. If you are actively ready to serve as a positive compassionate member that demonstrates leadership skills, then please join our Sexual Assault team.
 

Sexual Assault Interns must maintain the confidentiality of clients and be sensitive to issues of sexual assault and domestic violence. It is required to be a strong oral and written communicator. Your skills will be put towards providing support and information regarding the hospital and services available to ensure the best possible care for clients.

 

Interns are required to complete four (4) observation shifts within six (6) weeks of beginning service. To accomplish this, Interns are required to fulfill a minimum of 3 on-call shifts per week. Once observations are accomplished, Interns are required to fulfill a minimum of three (3) on-call shifts each month and attend all monthly meetings while serving as an intern. Interns are also required to fulfill a minimum of one (1) office shift per week.

 

Our Sexual Assault Volunteers & Interns are the emotional support and encouragement needed for our clients. The YWCA Team hopes you will join us in providing resources and successful intervention to our survivors!

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