The Domestic Abuse Resource Center at Helping Services is holding free volunteer victim advocate training in January.

Attendees will learn how to identify and properly respond to signs of domestic violence as a neighbor or a volunteer.

"Having more people aware of domestic violence broadens the network of support for victims and increases their chance to get help they may need to be safe," Helping Services' Teresa Dehning said.

Session dates are Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 13, 15, 20, 22 and 27, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with two 15-minute breaks and an hour lunch break.

"Too many people stay quiet on the sidelines about domestic violence," a volunteer for Helping Services recently said. "They don't want to get involved. But one thing I think of is this: 'What if my daughter needed help?' I wouldn't want someone who knew what was going on to stay quiet. We all need someone in our corner. I want to be that someone for others, so I volunteer."

To RSVP or ask questions, contact or 1-800-383-2988.