The Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center Volunteer Advocate Application
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Volunteer Advocate at The Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center! Without our team of dedicated Volunteer Advocates, The Care Center would not be able to provide around the clock advocacy to primary and secondary victim-survivors of sexual trauma and abuse.
The Care Center is committed to making sure our Advocates are diverse and representative of the community. We encourage men, Spanish language speakers, people with disabilities, Indigenous people & people of color, LGBTQIA people & survivors of sexual trauma to apply.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, have access to transportation and a personal phone with voicemail.
First, start by completing this application. After we have received your completed application, we will email you to set up an interview. The interview is informal, but vital to the volunteer process because it will be used to screen appropriate volunteers, answer questions and discuss the training. After the interview, appropriate candidates will be asked to attend training. Please note that a criminal history background and reference check is required to attend training.
Training for Volunteer Advocates consists of classroom sessions totaling approximately 40 hours of specialized information on sexual trauma and abuse within specific populations, rape culture, the neurobiology of trauma, forensic evidence collection exams, crisis intervention, advocacy, and the criminal justice process. Training occurs 3 times every year.