Human Options 40-Hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training

Looking to work with domestic violence survivors or just expand your knowledge?

Sign up for Human Options’ 40-hour state mandated workshop! Offered biannually in the Spring and Fall, this domestic violence series is ideal for those seeking employment or volunteer experience with a domestic violence organization in California.

Emergency hotline volunteers help answer calls to our 24-hour hotline and document each call. Emergency hotline volunteers are asked to do at least one, 3 hour shift per week. All hotline volunteers are mandated by the State of California to complete a 40-hour domestic violence awareness training before being eligible to volunteer.

For the safety of our volunteers, staff, and families we serve, we have currently put a hold on all volunteer on-boarding due to COVID-19. We hope to resume volunteer opportunities soon! 

Upon completion you will receive a certification as mandated California Evidence Code Section 1037.1.

Join us for our virtual 40-Hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training.

Zoom October 2020 Session Dates:

  • Monday, October 5
  • Tuesday, October 6
  • Wednesday, October 7
  • Thursday, October 8
  • Monday, October 12
  • Tuesday, October 13
  • Wednesday, October 14
  • Thursday, October 15

All sessions will run from 1:00pm-6:30pm with a fifteen minute break midway. Please note – all participants will be required to have access to a camera and be on camera during the entire Zoom training.



For information on upcoming training’s, please contact our Community Education department at

Please note:

  • There will be no refunds issued for non-attendance, however you may use your payment for the next session.
  • Clients of Human Options must be out of the program for a least a year before participating in training.