Crisis and Support Line- Volunteer at SARSSM

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Volunteer Advocates are needed for SARSSM’s 24-hour Crisis & Support Line serving York and Cumberland counties.

SARSSM volunteer advocates listen, provide emotional support and offer resources to victim/survivors of sexual assault and their concerned others. Through this rewarding volunteer experience you will directly impact a person's life in a positive way.

 

Benefits Include…

  • Volunteering right from your own home. Our answering service forwards calls directly to you.
  • Shifts scheduled in advance, making it easy to work into your schedule and plan around your volunteering.
  • Meeting other volunteers dedicated to making a difference in their community.
  • Using your experience as an advocate to build your resume or add to your professional career.
  • Helping individuals with their path to healing, whether it's providing resources, referrals, or a compassionate ear.
  • Open doors to other volunteer opportunites within our agancy.
  • We Ask that Volunteer Advocates...
  • Complete our agency's comprehensive advocate training program, "Help in Healing," offered in Portland.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Take one 7-9 hour shift a week at their convenience, including at least one weekend shift a month.
  • Commit to being an advocate for at least a calendar year.
  • Attend at least 8 advocate meetings annually to connect with fellow advocates and SARSSM staff, and receive additional professional development.
  • Sign a confidentiality statement and submit to a background check.
  • If you desire to become and advanced advocate you will need reliable transportation.

 

The training sessions occur twice a year in the spring and fall.

Advocate Training Dates 2016: Individual Training is offered at this time.

Please send along a completed application to infosars [at] sarsonline [dot] org to get on the list for the next training. 

 

 

 

Optional Advance Advocate Training

Advanced Advocates can earn a sipend for their time on-call

 

We hope you consider joining our team as a volunteer advocate!

Click Here to view our Crisis & Support Line Advocate Training Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.

Click Here to download a Crisis & Support Line Volunteer Advocate Application.