Why should I volunteer?

Becoming a volunteer with the Trauma Recovery Network of Western Washington (TRNWW) provides you with a number of opportunities. Volunteers receive training in the neurobiology of traumatic stress, methods for stabilization and effective post disaster treatment, techniques for working collaboratively with disaster response teams, and Early EMDR Interventions (EEIs) that can be used within hours, days or weeks of a traumatic event.

Therapists’ Qualification Criteria

In order to be a volunteer with the TRNWW and provide pro bono treatment, clinicians must meet the following criteria:

  1. You must have completed an EMDRIA Approved EMDR Basic Training (Part 1 and 2, with 10 hours of Consultation).
  2. Attended one of the following Early EMDR intervention training courses or agree to in the near future:
    • EMDR – R-TEP   (E. Shapiro & B. Laub): or
    • EMDR – PRECI/IGTP (I. Jarero): or
    • EMDR – Recent Event Protocol (F. Shapiro)
  3. Be a licensed therapist in the state of WA and carry up-to-date malpractice insurance.
  4. Completed at least 50 hours of direct EMDR clinical work.
  5. Join Trauma Recovery HAP and abide by their guidelines.
  6. Be willing to use all appropriate TRN forms and provide results to the TRN coordinator.

NOTE: EMDR Clinicians who have completed EMDR Basic Training, are in the process of earning their license or work for an agency, may be part of the network and participate in the training and administration. However, they cannot volunteer to provide pro bono counseling until they meet the above requirements or until their agency provides written acknowledgement that they are covered to provide services under the agency’s liability insurance.


Become a volunteer with the TRN of Western WA:

Please note, this is a 3-step process.  

  1.  Register as a volunteer with EMDR/HAP.   In the process, you will create a login as a HAP      volunteer.
  2. Login to your HAP volunteer account.  From the HAP Home Page, click on the “TRN” tab on the menu bar and select “How to volunteer” from the dropdown menu.  Complete the application making sure to specify that you want to be part of the TRN of Western WA.
  3. Send the TRN of Western WA coordinator: Sandy Tudor an email letting her know you signed up.