Help-In-Crisis utilizes volunteers for fundraising, public speaking, children's services, running errands, stuffing envelopes, answering the crisis line, or working as a Domestic Violence and/or Sexual Assault Advocate. Everyone possesses a unique talent that can be directed to needed activities. All crisis line workers must go through a 24-hour Basic Hotline Training before being scheduled for the crisis line. To be a Domestic Violence Advocate, volunteers must attend an additional 8 hours of advocacy training. Sexual Assault Advocates must attend 12 additional hours of advocacy training.
Crisis Line Program--Help-In-Crisis provides 24-hour crisis service for Cherokee, Adair, Sequoyah, and Wagoner counties utilizing trained volunteers. Crisis line volunteer applicants are carefully screened and trained prior to serving on the line. Recruiting and training crisis line workers is an ongoing process.
Child Care Services--Volunteers help with child care services during the Monday night sexual assault support group. These volunteers work with child advocates to educate the children, teaching safety plans and boundaries.
Donation Assistance Program--Many volunteers help sort clothing and other donations the agency receives. The volunteers organize the donations to be given to families that leave clothing requests, help organize the shelter storeroom, and maintain an inventory of clothing at the shelter.
Office Work Program--Many volunteers assist with office duties as needed. They help with phone coverage and watching the office during meetings or other functions that require all staff attendance. Wagoner has three volunteers who assist with office work, and Sallisaw has two volunteers who assist.
Domestic Violence Advocacy Program--Advocate training continues to be available to seasoned volunteers. Help-In-Crisis now has advocates serving in all four counties.
Supervised Visitation--Help-In-Crisis offers court-ordered supervised visitation for non-custodial parents. This program utilizes a volunteer to assist the compensated HIC staff supervisor for each scheduled visitation.
Special Events--Volunteers are utilized for special events such as fund raisers, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Child Abuse Prevention Month.