Become A Volunteer
The lifeblood of CTJH is our volunteers, and if you think you would like to be a part of the organization, we can find a place for you. Our volunteers are thoroughly trained and supported, and positions range from general secretarial and clerical work to criminal justice advocate and support group facilitator.
Why should you volunteer? The rewards of helping someone travel the journey from pain to healing and renewed life are impossible to describe. They are powerful and life-changing, and you will, without doubt, receive far more than you give. The knowledge that you were able to help someone achieve what seemed impossible is a gift that you will carry with you for the rest of your own life. It isn’t easy work, but it is deeply fulfilling work. Think about it, pray about it, talk to us about it. If you have a heart for helping those who are hurting, here is a place where you can truly make a difference.
Prospective volunteers please note:
Your work at CTJH is confidential. As a volunteer, you will frequently observe and receive information entrusted to you by survivors of violent crime. You represent CTJH in the community and must preserve that trust. Trust is essential to facilitating the healing process.
However, if you suspect that a client may cause harm to herself or another person, you are obligated to report the threat to CTJH staff immediately.
Staff and volunteers at The Center for True Justice and Healing act in a lay-counseling capacity and are not licensed counselors or lawyers. As a peer and co-survivor, you will share your experiences; help clients navigate the criminal justice system, and coach clients through their feelings of grief and sorrow, with the understanding that volunteers and staff are not responsible for treating clients in a capacity as mental health professionals.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT
The Center for True Justice and Healing
7212 Hawthorne Street
Landover, MD 20785
Phone: 301-386-4367 or 301-219-3421