What do participants have to say?

"It will change the way you view the world!"

"It is intense, but gave me so much knowledge."

"I'm excited to start my volunteering as a medical advocate!"



Why do you volunteer?

"I'm retired and I want to give back to my community."

"I am a psychology student and this is great experience."

"I am a healed survivor and now I can help others heal."



Become an advocate and change a life!


Twice Annually in February and August

Next Training: August 18th - August 22nd, 2014, 9am-5pm


950 West Chestnut Street, Brockton, MA 02301

All volunteers must complete our 35-hour pre-service training.
Training is offered free of charge for those who become volunteers at the Violence Intervention & Prevention program of Health Imperatives.

Volunteer and become part of the solution!

Our volunteers work hand-in-hand with staff to assist in providing safety, healing and dignity to survivors of sexual and relationship violence.  Becoming a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Volunteer Advocate will give you the opportunity to touch people’s lives in a very profound and meaningful way.  After completing our training you will be eligible to:

  • Provide support to sexual assault victims in the emergency room
  • Answer the 24 hour hotlines for domestic and sexual violence
  • Help Penelope's Place residents develop important life skills
  • Assist with events for education and prevention
  • Support all clients in their healing journey

Being a
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Volunteer Advocate not only makes a life-long difference to the people you help, but can make a difference in your life too! Our volunteers report that through their volunteer work they have:

  • Learned new skills
  • Become part of the community
  • Felt great about the work they do and about themselves
  • Made new friends
  • Become part of the solution!

If you are interested in learning more about becoming an
A New Day volunteer, please contact Mahara at:
or call 508-588-2045 x210