Victim Services of Dodge, Fillmore and Olmsted Counties seeking volunteers

(ABC 6 News) – Victim Services of Dodge, Fillmore, and Olmsted (DFO) Counties is requesting the help of volunteers to answer its 24/7 crisis line. Volunteers provide emotional support, referrals, and information for victims/survivors of sexual assault and other crimes.

Crisis line volunteer shifts are nightly from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. Day shifts on weekends and holidays run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers must be able to take one shift per month.

All volunteers are required to complete a free, 40-hour sexual assault training program prior to volunteering. Volunteers must pass a background check and live within a 30-minute response time to Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus in Rochester.

Upcoming training session

  • June 7 – July 7, 2022 (10 sessions)
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Sessions are in-person at the Olmsted County Government Center located at 151 4th St. SE, Rochester, MN

Anyone 18 years or older interested in becoming crisis line volunteers can apply here.