Volunteers

The heart and intelligence of the Trauma Recovery/HAP community in action. Before and after a disaster the mental health needs of a community can be met with training and support. Trauma can be mitigated through training and education and treated effectively.

Volunteers play many critical roles at Trauma Recovery/HAP and are involved in all of our projects.

Where Trauma Recovery/HAP Volunteers Have Helped

Trauma Recovery/HAP has provided direct recovery assistance to communities impacted by natural disasters such as: Hurricane Katrina and Sandy, an earthquake in Haiti, a tsunami in Thailand and the tornadoes in Joplin, MO and Tuscaloosa, AL. We have also assisted in recovery efforts after the Oklahoma bombing and the tragic school shootings at Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook, CT. We work in close partnership with a growing nationwide network of TRN’s. Be part of our ever-evolving initiative to help communities survive trauma.  Get involved today.

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What do Volunteers do?

Teach EMDR
  • Qualified volunteers are faculty for EMDR Basic Training for community based non-profit clinicians in the United States and around the world. Volunteer roles that support these trainings include: Facilitator, Trainer and Logistics Support. Volunteers are also presenters for specialty trainings and Workshops (such as Trauma Recovery/HAP Traumatology & Stabilization, Trauma Recovery/HAP R-TEP). Trauma Recovery/HAP may host specialty trainings developed by volunteers.
  • Teaching EMDR is a rewarding volunteer opportunity and enriches your own understanding of EMDR. To begin your training to become a facilitator at a basic EMDR training, you must be an EMDRIA approved consultant or consultant in training at least halfway through your consultant training. Facilitator training involves completing an application, passing an interview, participating in mentoring, and attending four weekend trainings.

EMDR Basic Training Team

LOGISTIC SUPPORT – non-clinical
Description
In this role volunteers provide important on site support at training events. While most roles at Trauma Recovery/HAP’s EMDR trainings call for experienced facilitators and trainers, there are also many needed tasks that do not require EMDR clinical or teaching skills.

Qualifications
This is a non clinical role that requires no prior knowledge of EMDR or clinical skills.

 

EMDR FACILITATOR
Description
Facilitators are part of the training teams for Trauma Recovery/HAP’s EMDR Weekend 1 and Weekend 2 trainings. Facilitators provide supervision and support for the practica that are key components of each EMDR training workshop.

Qualifications
If you are a facilitator for the EMDR Institute you are automatically qualified as a Trauma Recovery/HAP facilitator. When you register as a volunteer please check the facilitator or facilitator in training box and describe your situation in the text box. We would also like to know if you are interested in trainings outside of the U.S.

To become a Trauma Recovery/HAP facilitator, volunteers must already be an EMDRIA approved consultant. We also ask for references from an existing facilitator or other consultant. Experience as an adult trainer or educator is also helpful. (For more information on EMDRIA standards for certification and approved consultant status go to www.emdria.org ) Interested volunteers who meet these qualifications are added to our list of volunteers awaiting a facilitator training class.

 

Download Trauma Recovery/HAP Facilitators Brochure 7-30-14

 

EMDR TRAINER
Description
Trainers lead the training process and the volunteer team at Trauma Recovery/HAP’s EMDR Part I and Part II trainings. Trainers are EMDRIA Approved Consultants with previous experience as facilitators in basic EMDR training. (For more information on EMDRIA standards for approved consultant status go to www.emdria.org)

Qualifications
If you are a trainer for the EMDR Institute you are automatically qualified as a Trauma Recovery/HAP trainer. Consultant level clinicians with prior experience in teaching or facilitating EMDR workshops are welcome to apply to become a Trauma Recovery/HAP trainer. Trauma Recovery/HAP may periodically train trainers using the same standards and procedures as the EMDR Institute. Trainers in training complete a workshop for trainers and a comprehensive process of internship under senior trainers at Trauma Recovery/HAP training events.

 

To get involved educating others as part of Trauma Recovery/HAP faculty – please register as a Trauma Recovery/HAP Volunteer (or update your existing Volunteer account). For more information, please contact Trauma Recovery/HAP’s Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@trauma-recovery.org

Grow Trauma Recovery/HAP with Public Education

Empowering each other through education is a core element to growing Trauma Recovery/HAP. This empowerment begins with our volunteers. As a volunteer for the public education category, you’re a true advocate for the organization. You’ll deliver a Trauma Recovery/HAP presentation explaining who we are and what we do, and share our mission with various groups in your community. Some of these groups could include chambers of commerce, Rotary clubs, and schools (teachers /PTA groups).

 

Grant Writing and Grant Seeking
We are looking for volunteers who have had experience and success in writing grant proposals and/or in identifying potential grant sources and who would be willing to share in this work to advance Trauma Recovery/HAP projects. Grant related work will be closely coordinated by the Trauma recovery/HAP office.

 

Fundraising
Volunteers are needed who have interest in helping to conduct fundraising activities to support Trauma Recovery/HAP. Experience is welcome but not necessary. Work may include helping the Trauma Recovery/HAP office to identify fundraising activities likely to be effective in your community, conducting local events that generate funds, identifying potential sources of funds beyond the circle of EMDR practitioners.

Another important focus is getting HAP identified by various public websites and relief agencies as a worthwhile recipient of donations to support disaster relief.

 

Public Relations
We are looking for volunteers to engage media attention and present informational programs about HAP and trauma response to community groups.

A second focus for public relations work is developing methods to interest local agencies in the possibility that they can get EMDR training for their clinicians from Trauma Recovery/HAP.

 

Newsletter and Brochure Writing, Editing or Production
Trauma Recovery/HAP needs a team of skilled writers/editors or video makers to produce newsletter items, brochures, position papers, informational videos for support of public relations efforts. We also need individuals who can produce or edit materials to expand expertise in trauma treatment and support EMDR training.
If you’re comfortable being an advocate and enjoy public speaking this volunteer opportunity could be a great fit.

To get involved educating others about Trauma Recovery/HAP, please register as a Trauma Recovery/HAP Volunteer (or update your existing Volunteer account). For more information, please contact Trauma Recovery/HAP’s Volunteer Coordinator at trn@emdrhap.org

Start/Join Disaster Preparedness TRN Chapters

Disasters affect communities in varying degrees and each requires work to address all the needs. Many local organizations and first responders address the immediate physical needs of the community, the mental health needs, however, are often neglected.

 

Trauma Recovery Network CLINICIAN
Description
TRN Clinicians work as an integral part of a local emergency response team in their community. The team consists of several local EMDR clinicians, at least one EMDRIA Approved Consultant and a TRN Coordinator.

Qualifications
TRN Clinicians must be trained through Weekend 2 of EMDR and have used EMDR extensively.

As a TRN clinician you will have access to support and training from Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs.

  • You will receive an orientation to TRN policies and forms
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in refresher training on treatment of recent incident trauma with EMDR
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in additional training and consultation relating to disaster response and EMDR practice

Trauma Recovery Network CONSULTANT
Description
TRN Consultants work as an integral part of a local TRN Chapter.  The team consists of several local EMDR clinicians, at least one EMDRIA Approved Consultant and a TRN Coordinator. TRN Clinicians provide pro bono services to appropriate clients, after a disaster has traumatized a significant part of the community.

TRN Consultant’s primary responsibility will be to provide consultation to TRN Clinicians in their community. In most cases, TRN consultants will serve in a local TRN chapter alone or with other consultants. If TRN chapters form in an area where consultants are not available you may be offered the opportunity to serve those chapters by telephone or occasional visit. You may also be asked to participate as a provider of pro bono clinical services as part of your chapter’s local emergency response.

Qualifications
TRN Consultants must have had experience as an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. They will also be expected to participate in specialty workshops to stay current with best practices in disaster response.

 

Trauma Recovery Network COORDINATOR
Description
TRN Coordinators work as leaders of a local  TRN Chapter.  The team consists of several local EMDR clinicians, at least one EMDRIA Approved Consultant and the TRN Coordinator. TRN Clinicians provide pro bono services to appropriate clients, after a disaster has traumatized a significant part of the community.

As a TRN Coordinator, with the support of Trauma Recovery/HAP, you will lead efforts to ensure that TRN Clinicians are recruited and oriented to Trauma Recovery/HAP’s TRN policies and procedures. You will also serve as liaison with the HAP office and with local emergency management, community service and media organizations. You may also be asked to participate as a provider of pro bono clinical services as part of your chapter’s local emergency response.

Qualifications
Any TRN clinician can serve as a local coordinator. Ideally, a TRN coordinator will be an EMDRIA certified clinician and have used EMDR with at least 100 clients

As a TRN coordinator you will have access to support and training from Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs.

  • You will receive an orientation to TRN policies and procedures.
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in refresher training on treatment of recent incident trauma with EMDR
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in additional training and consultation relating to disaster response and EMDR practice

 

Download TRN Fact Sheet 1-17-13

 

To get involved in our TRN chapters, or to start one, please register as a Trauma Recovery/HAP Volunteer (or update your existing Volunteer account). For more information, please contact Trauma Recovery/HAP’s Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@trauma-recovery.org
Click here to see How you can help as a member of a TRN

 

How Can I Volunteer?

Register as a New Trauma Recovery/HAP Volunteer or Update your Existing Volunteer Account

If one or more volunteer roles appeal to you, please take a moment to let us know.

 

If you are not yet a Trauma Recovery/HAP Volunteer:

If you are already a Trauma Recovery/HAP Volunteer and want to update your Volunteer Account: