Volunteers provide intervention and support services to victims and the Advocates organization.
Playing a key role in Advocates’ success, crisis line volunteers are trained to provide advocacy, information and referrals, enabling victims to make decisions and change their lives. Other volunteers allow Advocates programs and events to empower the community with awareness and skills.
Please contact our volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about the volunteer opportunities available.
24/7 SafeLine Volunteers
Provide on-call crisis intervention and support to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in the community. For more details on this opportunity, please click here.
- Safeline volunteers are asked to commit to being on-call for a total of 24 hours each month.
- While on call, volunteers are asked to be available to provide crisis intervention and confidential support for survivors in the community. Calls come from law enforcement, other professionals, and sometimes directly from survivors themselves.
- Safeline volunteers are required to attend 16 hours of Core training which all volunteers are required to attend.
- Additionally, Safeline volunteers receive 24 hours of training specifically to prepare them to work with survivors, which they must complete in order for their communication with callers to be legally confidential.
- Safeline volunteers are provided ongoing support from Advocates staff and other volunteers. They are asked to attend meetings at least once every three months and to check in regularly with staff.
If you are interested in becoming a Safeline volunteer, please contact Chelsie at email@example.com
Office and Logistical Support Volunteer
Support Advocates staff and volunteers by answering phone calls, organizing, assisting with events, tabling, and other logistical tasks as needed.
- OLS Volunteers are asked to attend 16 hours of basic training so that they are able to answer questions about the agency’s services and the issues we attend to. No additional training is required.
- If you have any specific interests or expertise, such as yoga teacher training, graphic design, etc. that you would like to utilize as a volunteer for Advocates, suggestions are welcome.
If you are interested in becoming a Logistical Support Volunteer, contact Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org
Share your story, inspire other survivors, educate the community, create social change, and build community with others who are speaking up.
- Direct service staff will work with survivor speakers to determine their comfort level with speaking about their experiences to different kinds of audiences through our prevention programming, fundraising efforts, volunteer training, and/or awareness events.
- Survivor speakers are expected to attend 16 hours of basic training, as well as an additional 6 hours of specific training to prepare them for public speaking.
- Survivor speakers are required to attend regular meetings to address issues as they come up, maintain communication with staff, receive ongoing support and training, and to build community with other survivor speakers.
- Direct service and/or prevention staff will always be present with survivor speakers when they are presenting, will assist them with preparing for each event, and will do everything within their power to negotiate and maintain the survivor’s boundaries with their audience before, during, and after speaking events.
If you are a survivor intimate partner violence and/or sexual assault, and are interesting in becoming a survivor speaker, please contact Chelsie directly at email@example.com to set up an interview.
Social Change Volunteers
Social Change Volunteers serve Advocates’ mission in a variety of ways.
Opportunities span from assisting with promotions and events, supporting educational programs, or becoming a community-based Drivers of Change volunteer.
Each Drivers of Change volunteer serves as “point person” / liaison between Advocates and your Business, Org, or Group
- Drivers must attend 3 hours of training to learn basics of problem behaviors, misconduct, and reporting
- Coordinate communication with stakeholders and decision maker within your group
- Help set up Advocates’ programs and trainings for the group you represent
Please contact our Social Change Program Manager, Graham Hackett, at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.