OASIS, Inc. is seeking community members and students to become crisis line volunteers. OASIS is a private, non-profit organization that has been serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in our community since 1978. OASIS works in both Watauga and Avery Counties. OASIS provides: a 24-hour crisis line, confidential shelter for victims and their children, short-term crisis intervention, advocacy and companionship through medical and legal processes, support groups, information and referrals, and education programs for schools, community organizations, and professional groups.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to answer crisis calls from their homes two or more times per month. This service plays a critical role in our mission to create a community free from domestic violence and sexual assault. The crisis line will be transferred to volunteers’ homes, dorm rooms or cell during our 8p-6am shifts or 8am-6pm shifts. Volunteers are scheduled for evening and weekend hours only and no prior experience is necessary. We need compassionate and caring men and women who want to be part of the work in creating a safer community. All candidates must complete a 12-hour training program. This year’s fall training is Friday, November 6th. The deadline to apply to be on the crisis line is Friday, October 23rd. Interested candidates need to fill out a volunteer application at the OASIS website (www.oasisinc.org/volunteer) to start the interview process. Candidates may also email Liz Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 264-1532 if they have any additional questions.
Special Request for Spanish Speakers: OASIS recently received a grant to start a Spanish Language Crisis Line, and we are now accepting applications for Spanish speaking volunteers to serve on this line. To apply to volunteer on this crisis line candidates are encouraged to follow the same process listed above. Any questions about the Spanish Language Crisis Line can be directed to Alicia Santos (Spanish@oasisinc.org or 264-1532).