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Mission of the AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program
Members of the AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program are placed throughout New Hampshire at crisis centers, police departments, prosecutor offices, the New Hampshire Department of Corrections, the New Hampshire Attorney General's office, child advocacy centers, and on college and university campuses to offer support and information to victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking. Read more about what AVAP members do here.
AVAP is part of AmeriCorps, a national service program that offers opportunities to Americans who are interested in making a substantial commitment to serve their country through national service.
The AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program is made up of full and part-time domestic and sexual violence advocates. Each January AVAP seeks candidates for positions to begin in September. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to community service and have an interest in the areas of domestic and sexual violence and stalking. We encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. No prior experience or degree required.
- At least 18 years of age
- Must commit to a year of service
- Ability to work independently with limited supervision
- Ability to remain non-judgmental and be open-minded
- High level of maturity and ability to work as a team player
- Valid driver's license, reliable transportation and auto insurance (some sites do not require)
- Weekly living allowance
- Health insurance
- Childcare (if eligible)
- Education award
- Student Loan forbearance and loan interest accrual coverage
- Excellent training, transferable skills, and great networking experience
*Benefits are available to full-time members. Some benefits are prorated for part-time members
If accepted into the program, an extensive two week training in September prepares members for their site placements in the community. Members receive additional training once a month throughout the year.
The Clothesline Project
Every April members of the AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program organize the Clothesline Project which goes on display at the statehouse lawn in honor of Victim's Rights Day. This simple display highlights the pain and healing experienced by survivors of domestic and sexual violence. It gives survivors and their loved ones a way to cope with and express what they have experienced by writing messages on t-shirts.
The AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program would like to thank the Adair Group for their generous donation of t-shirts to the 2014 Clothesline Project.
AVAP's first members began in 1994 with the Summer of Safety Program. Today we have over 400 alums. We would love to reconnect with you! Please send us your current contact information to email@example.com or join our members group on Facebook. AVAP also has a public Facebook page where you can stay connected to the work we do.
Call us at 603-224-8893 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.