DV/SA Relief Advocate

Volunteer DV/SA Relief Advocates works inter-dependently with Staff Advocates to provide emotional support and advocacy services to Henderson House clients, including but not limited to: crisis intervention, safety planning, and resource referrals.


  • Reports to Henderson House Lead Advocate
  • Works inter-dependently with Henderson House Staff Advocates
  • Collaborates with community partners, including: social service agencies, state agencies, community organizations, local court personnel, law enforcement, and medical personnel.
  • Serves Henderson House clients and their families


  • Assessing client eligibility for agency services utilizing established guidelines
  • Serving as a back-up support group facilitator on an as-needed basis
  • Bringing clients into the shelter and performing the intake process
  • Recognizing child abuse/neglect issues and reporting to the Program Manager
  • Providing advocacy, including: court advocacy, crisis counseling, safety planning, case management, transportation of clients to appointments, respite care for parents, assists with restraining orders, and accompanies clients to court and medical facilities.
  • Answering crisis phone line and providing advocacy services over the phone
  • Maintaining Community Resource Agencies List and brochures, updating information as needed
  • Maintaining inventory of advocacy forms and packets in Community Resource Room and Office Supply Room


  • Must have an approved College Internship or currently enrolled as a DHS JOBS Plus Participant
  • Completion of 40-hour Core DV/SA Advocacy Training to become a “Certified Advocate”
  • Ability to clearly communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs
  • Previous experience or shadowing experience providing advocacy recommended but not required
  • General understanding of domestic and sexual violence, oppression and related issues.
  • Familiarity with social service agencies, government agencies, and community organizations throughout Yamhill County
  • Completed Crisis Phone Line Training and Role Play within 30 days of start date

This position reports to: Henderson House Program Manager

Time commitment: 6 months minimum

Get Help

24-hour Crisis Line

Office Phone
(503) 472-0244

Advocacy Center Location
610 SE First St
McMinnville OR 97128

Hours of Operation
day – Friday, 9am-5pm 

Service Area
Yamhill County, Oregon

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