Sojourn Services for Battered Women and Their Children in Santa Monica will start a volunteer training program Tuesday, September 21st.

The training is mandatory for anyone who would like to volunteer at the Sojourn shelter and will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays until Tuesday, November 18th, at the Ocean Park Community Center, 1453 16th St., Santa Monica.

Upon completion of the training, volunteers staff a 24-hour hotline, facilitate support group meetings for battered women, facilitate children”s programs and provide administrative assistance.

Sojourn”s mission is to empower women and children so they can regain their dignity and make choices that will stop the cycle of violence in families.

Information, (310) 264-6646, ext. 221.