ASHA partners with Fairfax County Domestic Violence Network to provide periodic training program opportunities for all the women and men who volunteer to support client activities of the organization. The volunteers have to undergo a two-tier training at the end of which they receive a certificate of completion from the county. Only after that are they allowed to work with ASHA clients.
All other non- client volunteers receive a basic orientation from our qualified staff. The session covers an overview of domestic violence and its impact, special focus on the South Asian community in the United States, the history of ASHA and its mission. Volunteers are apprised of the nature of ASHA’s work and methodology, and asked to select the job description that suits them best.
In addition we hold two yearly all hands meetings with the volunteers where we include guest speakers with expertise in the legal and mental health fields.