AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program (AVAP)
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The AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program (AVAP) is a multi-agency collaboration housed by the Coalition that ensures direct services are available to victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking throughout New Hampshire. AVAP provides members with an experience that instills a commitment to civic engagement and responsibility. The program design is responsive to local community needs in the development of services, sites for member placement and recruitment of a diverse member corps.
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. Providing support and advocacy to victims in court is a core component of AVAP, extending the services that are available to victims throughout the state.
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.
For more information visit the AVAP website or call (603) 224-8893
How to apply to become an AmeriCorps member
The AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program is made up of full and part-time domestic and sexual violence advocates. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, 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.
Benefits - (Available to full-time members, some pro-rated for part-time)
- Weekly living stipend
- Health insurance
- Childcare (if eligible)
- Education award
- Excellent training, transferable skills, and great networking experience
|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.|