PAVE seeking volunteers for hotline

PAVE is in desperate need of volunteers for our Hotline. There are currently 11 volunteers helping with the hotline and we could use between 10 and 15 more.

A volunteer can be on-call from anywhere. The way it works is someone in need of PAVE’s services calls the hotline number which is answered by a third party, then the volunteer is put in touch with the caller.

Eileen Monyahan, PAVE Office Administrator/Advocate said volunteers can counsel a violence victim on a number of things, from how to get away from their abuser to how to file for a restraining order. Volunteers must go through hours of training, given at the PAVE office in Bennington for free.

Any level of commitment is a help, even if it’s one day a week. The shifts run from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., and 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

“Even if someone only does a short while, that’ll help,” Monyahan said. Read our press release.