Volunteer Qualifications

  • Commitment to and supportive of sexual assault/abuse victims
  • Be at least 18 years of age

 

Volunteers

Growing Strong Sexual Assault Center offers two types of volunteering opportunities.

Auxiliary

Helps with fundraising

The requirements for this type of volunteer is a willingness to devote time helping organize, promote, and participate in fundraising events.
Events include:

  • Raffles
  • Golf Outing
  • Gift Gallery

Volunteer Advocate

A volunteer advocate must complete 40 hours of training in accordance of ICASA standards.   During which they will learn crisis intervention skills for covering the hotline and what is expected of a volunteer advocate at hospitals and law enforcement centers.

Hotline: It is covered from the privacy of your own home on evenings/weekends, and holidays.  You choose the rotation that fits your schedule.   Responsibilities include providing emotional support and information to survivors, family members, and friends.

Medical Advocacy:  While covering the hotline you may be called to respond to a victim at the hospital or law enforcement center.

Responsibilities:

  • Arrive at the hospital or law enforcement center within 30 minutes of the call
  • Ask victim’s permission to speak with them
  • Provide information relevant to medical procedures and the criminal justice process
  • Provide emotional support
  • Provide intervention with family members and significant others when needed
  • Make needed referrals

Volunteer Qualifications:

  • Commitment to and supportive of sexual assault/abuse victims
  • Be at least 18 years of age 

Volunteer Application Procedures:

  • Contact Growing Strong Sexual Assault Center
  • An application will be mailed out including a self addressed stamped envelope
  • Upon receipt of application
    • Applicants name will be placed on the interested volunteer advocate list
    • Background check will be submitted for approval
    • Applicants will be informed in a timely manner of upcoming training dates and times

Volunteer Advocate trainings are held twice a year.

Thank you for your interest in making a commitment to becoming an essential tool in helping victims heal.