Concerned about violence in our community?

Interested in supporting others? Want to be a part of the solution?



Valley Crisis Center is accepting applications for our upcoming Crisis Counselor Training. Must be 18 years or older to apply.

Valley Crisis Center has a long history of encouraging volunteers to contribute to our success.  Volunteers bring needed skills and extra support that isn’t always available due to limited funds and staff availability.

You can help us in two ways, as a Crisis Counselor, and as a  volunteer

Crisis Counselors provide client contact services such as:

  • Client Counseling
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Court Accompaniment
  • Mediation Accompaniment
  • Social Services Advocacy
  • Client Transportation
  • Crisis Line Coverage
  • Art Group Facilitation
  • Office Administration/Reception
  • Shelter Assistance
In order to volunteer in direct services, you must successfully complete 65 hours of training for a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Certification. These training’s will ensure that you have the fundamental skills necessary to be effective, and knowledge of the legal framework underlying our work.
Volunteers help us with the vital community outreach, fundraising and facility upkeep needs at our main office, the shelters, and the community at large.  You can contribute in a support role with the following activities:
  • Violence Prevention work with Youth
  • Fundraising
  • Donation screening and organizing
  • Advertising and communications
  • Supply runs
  • Yard work at the shelters
  • Light maintenance/handyman work

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our Crisis Counselor Application and submit it along with your resume and cover letter via email:

elizabeth@alliance4you.org  or call (209) 725-7900, or please stop by our main office at 1960 P Street, Merced CA 95340 or Our Los Banos Location at 545 J Street, Los Banos CA 93635.

Valley Crisis Center holds 2 trainings  a year, during the first part of the year, and during the summer. 


If volunteering doesn’t fit your schedule, we always need guest speakers at our kids group!

We need people from:

Law Enforcement

Fire Department

Ambulance Services

 Are you interested in helping us fundraiser?

Then there is an opportunity for you! We’re currently looking for people to join our fundraising team, the Friends of Valley Crisis Center (Friends of VCC). We’re looking for an individual who wants to make a difference in our community, with plenty of ideas and get up and go to bring to the table.

No prior experience is necessary.

If you are interested in applying, please complete this form and email it to cesilie@alliance4you.org with the subject line Friends of VCC application. No need to attach resume or cover letter.