Volunteer

We welcome the time and energy of community members to help address the issues of sexual assault in our community and to help us provide support and intervention to those who have been affected.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Crisis Advocates
  • Prevention, Education & Outreach Volunteers
  • Clinical Interns

Crisis Advocates
Help us provide support and crisis intervention to anyone who has been sexually assaulted or has been affected by sexual violence.

Crisis Advocate volunteers provide crisis intervention, advocacy, information and referrals for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Advocates answer crisis calls via agency cell phones and respond to the hospital after office hours and on weekends. Survivors may be of any age, gender, sexual orientation, race, etc.

Responsibilities include:

  • Answer agency cell phone as crisis calls come in through the crisis line.
  • Advocate for and assist victims in making contact with agencies and systems such as shelter, law enforcement, medical and social services.
  • Provide information about options on orders of protection.
  • Maintain confidentiality of clients.
  • First responder to the hospital.
  • Call on-call Forensic Nurse when receiving a call from hospitals or law enforcement about violence/sexual assault.
  • Report all activities to the Center.
  • Fill out intake forms.
  • Take at least two (2) on-call shifts each month.

Requirements:

  • Must have knowledge and sensitivity regarding issues of sexual assault and domestic violence.
  • Must complete the initial 45-hour training program.
  • Must be able to make a one-year commitment.
  • Maintain client confidentiality.

Character skills/ traits:

  • Ability to work with people without being judgmental
  • Able to readily separate your own emotional experiences from those of victims
  • Good listener
  • Compassionate
  • Empathetic
  • Supportive
  • Dependable

Availability:

  • Evenings, holidays and weekends
  • Weekday on-call shift (5 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.)
  • Weekend on-call shift ( 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.)

Other:

  • All advocates will have a yearly evaluation and the opportunity to evaluate the volunteer program as well.
  • Advocates are required to follow all policies and procedures outlined in the training and offered in the on-call manuals.

over-the-phone support, crisis intervention, information, referrals, and advocacy to victims/survivors of sexual assault, their friends, family members or significant others. They also provide information to other callers who are seeking any services relevant to sexual assault and/or relationship violence. Advocates are required to follow all policies and procedures outlined in the training and offered in the on-call manuals.

> Complete an "Interest Form" for the Crisis Advocate Volunteer Position by clicking here.


Sexual Violence Prevention, Education and Outreach Volunteers  
SACASA presents trainings on personal safety, sexual harassment, relationship abuse and sexual assault to children in the grades 6-12 as well as adult community members.

These trainings take place in schools and community settings throughout Pima County. The presentations are made in small group settings, in classrooms, or at community-wide informational fairs.


Clinical Interns
SACASA offers outstanding hands-on learning opportunities to Clinical Interns who provide psychotherapy to survivors of sexual assault. Clinical internships unpaid and are internships associated with an academic institution. If you are interested in a Clinical Internship, please email Marta McKenna at mmckenna@codac.org.


UPCOMING ADVOCATE TRAINING INFORMATION
SACASA provides Crisis Intervention Training for Crisis Advocates working in the SARS program, the Crisis Line, and the Spanish Crisis Line.


Our next 45-hour Volunteer Crisis Advocate Training will be posted as it becomes available.


Volunteer Interest Form  
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at SACASA to support survivors of sexual violence and raise awareness about its prevalence and impacts in our community. Please complete the form below and we will contact you to further discuss volunteer opportunities at SACASA.

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