Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Line Needs Volunteer Advocates

Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Line

Needs Volunteer Advocates

 

          Volunteers are needed to train as Advocates for Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine’s (SARSSM) 24-hour Crisis & Support Line. SARSSM provides services for York and Cumberland Counties.

For 40 years, our 24-Hour Crisis & Support Line has been a lifeline for many people, including victim/survivors of sexual assault, caring others and service providers. You can become part of this caring tradition. 

            Applications are now being taken for a free training session, beginning Wednesday October 9th and concluding Wednesday November 6th.  SARSSM's new comprehensive advocate training, "Help in Healing," includes 38 classroom hours and 5 hours of journaling exercises allowing each trainee to display their understanding of the material in both thoughtful and creative ways. Training covers topics include: the brain’s response to trauma; communication and listening skills; and victim advocacy. Trainings will be held in early spring and fall.

This is a wonderful opportunity if you are someone who is willing to listen, who wants to have a rewarding experience, who cares, and who wants to make a difference in your community.

            Volunteer Advocates: work from home, have flexible hours, choose their own shifts, and do not need any experience. We hope you will consider becoming one of our incredible caring volunteers that staff the 24-hour support line.

For an application or additional information call 1-800-313-9900, e-mail natasha [at] sarsonline [dot] org or log onto the organization’s website at: www.sarsonline.org