Volunteer Victim Advocate (Foster Pet Program)



Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Beacon of Hope Crisis Center
6920 South East Street
United States


The Volunteer Victim Advocate reports to the Crisis Call Intervention Coordinator, but works closely with the Foster Pet Program Coordinator. The Foster Pet Program Volunteer Advocate provides administrative and program support to the Foster Pet Program Coordinator. The Foster Pet Program Volunteer Advocate will assist the Program Coordinator with marketing, fundraising activities, community presentations, coordinating pet transfer, and picking up donations for the Foster Pet Program and among other duties assigned by the Program Coordinator. The Volunteer Advocate will abide by all Beacon of Hope Crisis Center’s Confidentiality Policies and understand the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Preparing material for prevention seminars, outreach programs and marketing via social media
  • Accompanying and assisting the program coordinator with events
  • Insuring the completion of forms by the victim (victim and pet information, intake/assessment forms, agreement, releases of liability form, etc.)
  • Monitoring the pet status throughout its stay on a weekly basis
  • Must follow BOHCC protocol regarding updates
  • Serving as a liaison, providing follow-up between victims and foster families; updating the victim about their pet on a weekly basis
  • Must follow BOHCC protocol regarding updates
  • Coordinating the transfer of pets (picking up and dropping off pets to and from foster families, animal clinics for spay/neuter procedures, vaccinations, or microchipping)
  • Marketing the program to shelters, veterinarians, community donors, etc.
  • Distributing marketing material throughout the community
  • Organizing fundraisers to help with vet bills, food, and supplies
  • Picking up pet supplies from donors
  • Maintain professionalism at all times including:
  • Positive rapport with collaborative partners and express only positive feedback.
  • Positive rapport with victims


  • Creativity
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Detailed-oriented
  • Ability to understand and follow protocols
  • Public speaking skills
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Customer service
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs (picking up pet supplies such as dog food – once every other month)

Volunteer Required Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft suite including Word, Power Point and Excel
  • Excellent typing skills
  • Commitment to non-violent and cooperative work environment
  • Commitment to providing quality and equitable services to all clients regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, religion, age or sexual orientation Ability to pass a criminal background check Ability to do online research Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and full coverage insurance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Experience with Case Management Software
  • Bilingual


  • Training Provided

How To Apply


Visit our webite to download and complete a volunteer application. Submit your completed application along with your cover letter and resume to careers@beaconofhopeindy.org