OASIS is grateful for the support of this community! Here is our current wish list:
- Gift cards for Wal-Mart/local grocery stores (any increments)
- New bras, underwear, and socks (varying sizes)
- New towels
- New pillows and twin sized sheets
- New toiletries including tooth brushes, tooth paste, floss, tampons, shampoo, conditioner, hair styling products (mousse, gel, hair spray, hair ties, clips), make-up, face wash, and make-up remover.
- New first aid supplies (Advil, cough medicine, cough drops, Neosporin, allergy medicine, tissues, etc.)
- Batteries (AA, AAA, C, DD)
- New house slippers
- Waterproof jackets and shoes/boots
Or By Check
Made out to OASIS and mailed to
P.O. Box 1591
Boone, NC 28607
Since 1978, OASIS, Inc. volunteers have been providing crisis intervention and support for victims of domestic and sexual violence. Volunteers make it possible for OASIS to be available to victims and survivors 24-hours a day, 365 days per year. Volunteer options include, but are not limited to:
OASIS’s New Spanish Language Crisis Line Volunteer training program is a 12-hour program that teaches skills and educates individuals about resources in the community, enabling volunteers to provide support for people in crisis.
Crisis Line Volunteers answer calls in the comfort of their home and can spend the evening going about their regular routine, so long as they are in a quiet place, are near the phone and able to help callers in crisis. Volunteers must be bilingual (English/Spanish), and confident in their oral communication skills in both languages.
The Spanish Language Crisis Line will be available for Spanish speaking callers from Watauga, Avery, Yancey, Mitchell and Ashe counties.
OASIS Judicial Systems Advocates receive a minimum of 9 hours of training that teaches crisis counseling skills, education about domestic and sexual violence, how to navigate the judicial system, OASIS services and other resources in the community.
Judicial System Advocates are required to commit to one day of advocacy in court each month for a minimum of one year. Volunteers need to be available between 9 am and 1 pm on court days, which are typically Wednesdays for Watauga and rotate in Avery. Volunteers are needed to provide emotional and logistic support while accompanying clients to court or the Magistrate’s office. Volunteers should be good listeners and have an empathic understanding of survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Shelter Substitutes provide overnight supervision of the emergency shelter and all shelter residents. Shelter Subs can also serve as on-call staff during normal business hours during holidays are scheduled office closures.
Shelter Subs complete a 15-hour training and commit to at least one year of volunteer service with OASIS.
Office volunteers provide administrative support during normal business hours (8am to 5pm, Monday-Friday). Duties include data entry, translation, copying, answering phones, accepting and organizing donations, cleaning, mail pick up and drop off, posting flyers, and other special projects. Office volunteers receive a training packet and individual training. OASIS asks office volunteers to commit to at least 2 hours for a minimum of 6 months.
Shelter Maintenance Volunteers provide OASIS staff with assistance in responding to scheduled and unscheduled lawn care and maintenance tasks in and around the emergency shelter and Transitional Program unit. There is no training required for this position and no minimum service requirement.
Spanish Interpreter Volunteers are bilingual volunteers who have committed to being on call or scheduled to provide interpretation services for Spanish-speaking clients and OASIS, Inc. staff. Spanish Interpreter Volunteers develop a training plan with staff and there is no specific time commitment to be a Spanish Interpreter Volunteer. Spanish Interpreter Volunteers may be called upon to assist staff with interpretation in the office or shelter, in court, in a hospital or in another community organization.
Occasionally, OASIS staff will need assistance during a special event, hanging flyers, or distributing OASIS materials. Outreach Volunteers would provide assistance during these times. Outreach Volunteers are contacted on an as-needed basis.
Childcare Volunteers are on-call or as-needed volunteers who are available to provide emergency or scheduled childcare in the office, hospital or court/Magistrate’s Office so that staff can provide services to a parent in need of advocacy and safety planning. Childcare Volunteers develop a training plan with staff and are asked to commit to at least six months of service.
Internship Purpose: The agency’s goal for interns is to have a meaningful experience working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and learning about the dynamics of a small non-profit agency. After a period of orientation and observation, interns will have the opportunity to work directly with clients and children. Supervisors provide on-going supervision and guidance. Interns may be able to support clients in judicial systems advocacy, medical advocacy, case management, crisis counseling, support group facilitation, community outreach and education events, and other administrative responsibilities.
Education/Experience Prerequisites: Candidates should be college seniors or graduate students majoring in a related concentration. Graduates or students in their final semester of study are preferred in the selection process. The candidate should have documented volunteer or work experience in the human services field. Applicants are encouraged to have a prepared resume and professional references available upon request.
Internship Expectations: Interns will be responsible for developing goals and being committed to the progress of these goals. Interns will meet weekly for supervision to process questions, concerns, and client contacts throughout the week. Interns are expected to be professional at all times when representing OASIS in the office and the community, and must respect the confidentiality policy for all clients. Interns will also be asked to attend Crisis Line Volunteer training if applicable for the semester and may be asked to train as a shelter substitute for emergency housing.
Students interested in completing an internship at OASIS should complete and submit an Internship Application (by clicking on the link below) at least 30 days prior to the internship start date.