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Volunteer

Become a Help & Support Line Advocate

Our volunteer advocates come from all walks of life and educational backgrounds.

 

You'll need an empathetic, nonjudgmental attitude and be able to:

  • Offer emotional support to victims and survivors of sexual assault by staffing the 24-hour help and support line. 

  • Provide resources and referrals to people who call.

  • Provide assistance with community health/informational fairs (as needed).

  • Be trained to serve victims, families, and friends who may call the support line. 

  • Strong and compassionate desire to help others in their time of need.

  • Reliable and dependable.

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with diverse populations.

  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations. 

  • Respect confidentiality and adhere to agency and state standards.

  • Ability to refrain from giving advice and projecting personal standards/politics.

  • Have good self-care techniques and the ability to seek help from others in the agency when necessary.

Requirements

  • Take 2 help/support lines twice a month (minimum).

    • Shifts: 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.​

  • 18 years or older

  • Complete application/interview.

  • Must pass a criminal background check

  • Must complete the training provided to you, as an advocate. 

  • You will be able to teach advocacy skills, educate individuals about resources, empower people, and provide various forms of support to survivors. ​​

  • You will NOT have to provide transportation or private cell phone numbers to callers/survivors on the support/helpline; you ONLY have to be available via your phone at all times during your shift.

How To Apply

Click here and submit your application online. You can also use the QR Code below. 

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”  

– Margaret Mead

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