Hopeful Horizons’ volunteers are an indispensable part of our organization. We are able to provide 24/7 crisis intervention services only through the concerted efforts of our pool of dedicated supporters willing to donate their time. Each of our volunteers receives 25 hours of mandatory training to ensure that they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to work directly with survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.
Volunteer Child Advocates
Child Advocates are responsible for the front lobby of the Beaufort and Bluffton offices. Advocates greet adult and child clients and their families when they come to Hopeful Horizons and make them feel at ease. Advocates also assist with minor clerical duties such as answering the phones and helping members of staff with administrative or organizational duties.
Volunteer Hospital Victim Advocates
Hospital Victim Advocates are responsible for responding to requests for hospital accompaniment for victims of child sexual abuse, adult victims of domestic violence and adult victims of sexual assault.
Volunteer Shelter Advocates
Crisis Line/Shelter Advocate’s primary role will be to aid staff in the domestic violence shelter. These advocates will be responsible for direct services such as answering the hotlines and assisting with the logistics of the domestic violence shelter. Volunteers may also help with the shelter's children's group.
As a Community Outreach Volunteer, you will be a driving force in Hopeful Horizon’s efforts to educate individuals and organizations on building a community free of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. In a variety of ways, you will represent the agency by fostering awareness and providing information on the services we offer in the five counties we serve.