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Domestic Violence Services Looking For Volunteers

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties is looking for volunteers. DVS will start their volunteer training on Saturday March 8th.

Part of the responsibilities include working with children, and answering the 24-hour crisis hotline. Volunteers also work on legal advocacy and counseling skills.

DVS staff say they've gotten a lot of support from the community but more help is always welcomed.

"We always love to see more volunteers. It's very very rewarding work, but it's time consuming, we all want to volunteer but it's whether we have the time or not," said Laura Suing, Community Outreach Coordinator for Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties.

In total the training consists of 24 hours divided in six sessions. Volunteer hours are flexible.

Right now there are 10 volunteers, and they have 15 people signed up for the training. DVS staff says the shelter has an average of 15 women and children on any given day.

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