Who We AreMonarch Services is a nonprofit based in Santa Cruz County offering services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault & human trafficking. We offer immediate crisis response to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through our 24-hour crisis line, including emergency response to law enforcement or medical facilities, and accompaniment to forensic rape examinations.
Support services include emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault and their children, peer counseling, advocacy, information, referrals, drop-in support groups, and assistance with restraining order applications. We also provide community education presentations to schools, community groups and service providers.
Our ValuesMonarch Services’ is committed to serving everyone in our community, with a special commitment to women, youth, children, Latinas and other under served groups.
We honor and value the uniqueness of each individual and will treat each person with dignity and respect.
We are committed to working together with respect, trust, integrity, accountability and mutual support. We are committed to communicating openly, honestly and responsibly.
We value our staff, volunteer and Board commitment to our clients, to quality services and to social change.
We are committed to serving as leaders for social change for the benefit of the community through advocacy, shaping policy and collaborating with community partners.
For more details about Monarch Services visit www.monarchscc.org
Volunteer Options-Crisis Line Volunteer: Provide peer counseling and referrals to callers.*-Volunteer Court Advocate: Accompany clients to court.*-Support Group Volunteer: Co-facilitate or facilitate support groups for survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.*-Children/Youth Support Group Volunteer: Co-facilitate support group for child, youth or teen witnesses of domestic violence.*-Program Volunteer: Provide client services in the Shelter, Crisis Intervention or Children and Youth Programs.*-Community Education Volunteer: Assist with presentations and outreach events about domestic violence, sexual assault and agency services.-Awareness Months (Sexual Assault-April; Domestic Violence-October): Assist with special awareness activities.
Volunteer Requirements-Completion of a 65-Hour State Certified Peer Counselor Training*-A commitment to social justice & eliminating sexual assault and domestic violence-Must complete criminal background check though LiveScan fingerprinting system-Complete a two day training-Attend monthly volunteer meetings -At least 18 years-old **-Commitment of volunteer service for at least a year
65 Hour Peer Counselor Volunteer Training* -This is required to volunteer directly with clients. We currently do not have the dates of the next training, however, feel free to complete the application and you will be contacted for the next training.
**If you are not able to attend the 65-Hour Training or are under the age of 18, volunteer opportunities are available. Please indicate so in the application below.