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Opportunities Made Just For You!

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 Ability to:

  • Offer emotional support to victims and survivors off 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).

  • Trained to better 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 a diverse populations.

  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations. 

  • Respect confidentiality, adhere to agency standards and state standards.

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

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


  • 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 (application provided in PDF form on the top of page).

  • Must pass 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, empowerment and provide various forms of support to survivors. ​​

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



How to Apply

Click the attached PDF below and submit your application via contacting the volunteer coordinator, or by dropping off your application in person. We've even created a link to make it easier for you to submit an application! Join The Shafer team and contribute your expertise and passions as we provide "support when you need it the most".


Are you good at photography/writing?


Grant Writing?

Speak Another language?

Want to become a First Responder for Sexual Assault?

Are you a people person and like community outreach?

Need potential credit hours for your college/master's program?

We would love to hear from you and add your experience as you join our team! We look forward to hearing from you.



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