The Center for Women and Children in Crisis is holding training for individuals interested in becoming volunteers at the shelter for battered women.

Volunteers must be able to attend training on Jan. 14 and Jan. 21. Both sessions will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Volunteers will learn about the issues of family violence and spouse abuse in Utah County, and will be trained about their responsibilities at the shelter.

Once trained, volunteers must commit to work one four-hour shift each week and must be willing to stay with the program for eight months.

Volunteers are responsible for answering the hotline, updating hotline records, helping the women and children in the shelter, and occasionally helping with intake procedures.

Individuals interested in receiving training to become shelter volunteers may call the United Way Volunteer Center at 374-8108.