National Children’s Alliance
National Network to End Domestic Violence
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
South Carolina Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers
South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
The following trainings are offered to professionals who have an interest in learning more about domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse.
Overview of Domestic Violence (90 minutes)
Effects of DV on Children (90 minutes)
Batterer’s Intervention (90 minutes)
Advocating Beyond Leaving (90 minutes)
A brief overview of dv with a focus on why victims maintain relationships with their abusers.
The Three R’s of Child Abuse (60 minutes)
Recognizing, Reporting, and Recovery for Chldren who have been abused.
Treatment for Traumatized Children (60 minutes)
Children who have been sexually abused and child witnesses of DV.
Overview of Sexual Assault (60 minutes)
Donations of the following items are welcome. To donate, contact us at (803) 534-2448.
**Bath towels and washcloths
**Twin size sheet sets
Small kitchen appliances
**Clorox (liquid & wipes)
Bedroom shoes & Sneakers
Boy’s & Girl’s clothing
Arts & craft supplies
**Diapers (sizes 2-5)
*Monetary donations are always welcomed.
Contribute / Donate
Donations of common household items and clothing are always welcome. Check out our Wish List to learn more.
Post Office Box 1568
Orangeburg, SC 29116
Additional Telephone Numbers:
Hotline: (803) 531-6211 or (800) 298-7228
Administration: (803) 534-2448
National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
CASA/Family Systems Volunteer Program is an opportunity for interested members of the community to assist with the mission and vision of our organization. Due to the highly confidential and personal nature of our service all interested persons will be subject to a thorough background check.
Internships are available to individuals who have been cleared by their college or university program of study. Due to the high volume of interest in this area, we are only able to select a couple of individuals per year. Your chances of being chosen by one of our program managers will be greater if (1) you have completed our Volunteer Training (2) you successfully pass your background check and (3) submitting recommendations from your University or College program area. This is not a guarantee but it will increase your chances.
It is highly recommended interested persons keep abreast of our Volunteer Trainings scheduled throughout the year.
VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTIONS
On Call Volunteer/Advocate – This position requires training on sexual assault/domestic violence as required by DHEC and DSS sponsored by CASA/Family Systems. This position allows individuals to be responsible for rape calls at the hospitals in our service area and shelter relief after regular business hours. The volunteer coordinator will develop a monthly schedule with input from the shelter, sexual assault, and domestic violence coordinator’s to ensure adequate coverage. If the volunteer is not available to cover the scheduled shift then they are responsible for calling the volunteer coordinator immediately.
Shelter Relief Worker – This position requires training on sexual assault/domestic violence as required by DHEC and DSS sponsored by CASA/Family Systems. This position will allow individuals to assist shelter staff with coverage of the 24-hour hotline, shelter intake process, and shelter shift coverage. The volunteer coordinator will coordinate with the shelter coordinator to ensure adequate coverage.
Volunteer Advocate – This position requires training on sexual assault/domestic violence as required by DHEC and DSS sponsored by CASA/Family Systems. This position allows individuals to be responsible to assist the community domestic violence and sexual assault programs with court advocacy, community education, and support groups. The volunteer coordinator will coordinate these volunteer efforts with the sexual assault and the domestic violence coordinator.
Office Assistant – This position would require answering the telephones, assisting with filing, and cataloging of our resource materials. The volunteer coordinator will coordinate these volunteer efforts with the Administrative coordinator to ensure proper training. This individual will be able to volunteer with any of our programs.
Speaker’s Bureau – This position requires training on sexual assault/domestic violence as required by DHEC and DSS sponsored by CASA/Family Systems. The Speaker’s Bureau is a well-trained group of volunteers able to speak to professional and paraprofessional groups about CASA/Family Systems. This will require additional training and expertise. Experience in public speaking, community involvement, and/or public relations are required.
Building and Lawn Maintenance – This position would require individuals who have an interest in mowing the grass, planting flower beds, and/or maintaining the grounds. Also, individuals who will be interested in painting, plumbing, light home repairs, hanging pictures, patching walls etc. would be welcomed. CASA will be responsible for supplying materials and some basic tools.
Special Programs Volunteer – This position requires training on sexual assault/domestic violence as required by DHEC and DSS sponsored by CASA/Family Systems. These volunteers will be able to assist with our Community Advocacy, Alternative Methods, and Adolescent Prevention programs. The volunteer coordinator will coordinate volunteer efforts with the program coordinators.