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 free training sessions.  SARSSM's new comprehensive advocate training, "Help in Healing," includes a spring and fall session of 20 classroom hours and 20 hours of assigned homework assignments that entails journaling exercises, reading assignments, short quizzes and video presentations.  Training topics include: the brain’s response to trauma; communication and listening skills, victim advocacy and suicide awareness, these are just some of the topics you will cover. The crisis and support line manager also offers individual training. Please email for more information.

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 margaret [at] sarsonline [dot] org or log onto the organization’s website at: and fill out an application.