Become a Volunteer

FAQ: Does AVRC utilize volunteers?

Arkansas Valley Resource Center relies on volunteers from the community to support its mission. We have multiple areas in which people can volunteer.  We can use help with fundraising, office tasks, Board of Directors and direct client services.

In order for our volunteers to provide direct client services they need to complete enough training to be able to protect the privilege and confidentiality of victim’s of crime.  Our training period consists of at least 60 hours but we do not require a specific time frame for that to be completed. We do hope anyone who invests the time in training would be willing to commit to a year of service, but this is negotiable with the needs of the volunteer in mind.

If this training requirement isn’t something you can commit to we still have other areas that we need assistance.  Contact our Volunteer Advocate at (719) 384-7764 to complete an application.

Sexual Assualt

Start by Believing

Teal RibbonDid you know that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month?  There are several ways that you can get involved to help bring awareness for those that have been affected by Sexual Assault.   Visit this link to find out how: http://www.nsvrc.org/blogs/saam/8-ways-get-involved-sexual-assault-awareness-month

A new campaign has begun in an attempt to end the cycle of silence.  Most victims of sexual assault or abuse confide in a friend or family member.  What if someone comes to you?  How will you respond?  Visit www.startbybelieving.org to learn more.

If you have been a victim of sexual assault, know that you are not alone.  We can help!  No one should go through this pain alone.  Call our 24 hour hotline for confidential support (719) 384-7764.

2 out of 3 victims of sexual assaults go unreported.  Find more statistics at https://www.rainn.org/statistics/criminal-justice-system

Below are links to additional resources:

https://www.rainn.org/

http://www.nsvrc.org/

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Non-Profit Agency

How is AVRC funded?

Arkansas Valley Resource Center is a 501c(3) non profit community based agency. In that capacity our agency does not receive any automatic funding from any source. Funding is provided through grants from Federal, State, and Local Government agencies. Grants are written on an annual basis and awards are not guaranteed from year to year. Our agency also applies for various foundation grants. AVRC’s remaining income is comprised of monetary donations and fundraisers.

Victim Service Agency

Welcome to our new site!

We’re excited to announce our new website.  This site in still in the construction phase so you may notice changes and additional information in the weeks to come.  Our hope is to provide educational information, awareness and support for our community and clients.  AVRC is in the process of a fundraising campaign to build a new residential facility for Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Sexual abuse victims to provide safety.  Please refer to the Blair House links for more information.  Keep checking back for more information!

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We Believe…

That Violent behavior, like any other human behavior, has been learned and can be unlearned.

That nonviolent ways of expressing anger and frustration can be learned.  In most cases this requires counseling.

That intervention by the criminal justice system can serve as an effective means of preventing further violence in the family.

That no one deserves to be beaten or threatened.  There are no excuses that justify abrasive behavior, sickness or stress.  Violence at home will not “just go away,” but with help it can be stopped.