Sexual Assault Center in Alexandria looking for Hotline Advocate Volunteer
City of Alexandria Sexual Assault Center
Become a Volunteer!
The City of Alexandria’s Sexual Assault Center is recruiting volunteer advocates for their Fall class of 2020.
Volunteers are an integral part of the Sexual Assault Center. After a comprehensive training course, volunteers may become client advocates. Must pass a criminal background check and sex offender registry check.
Volunteers respond to the 24-hour hotline on evenings and weekends. They provide emotional support and information to assist victims in regaining control of their lives. Volunteers also accompany telephonically victims of sexual assault to the police department and/or hospital.
Please complete the application at https://survey.alexandriava.gov/s3/SACApplication ,
Our next volunteer training will start September, 28, 2020. The training is 40 hours of virtual evenings trainings. All trainings must be attended to receive certification. If you would like more information or would like a volunteer application Contact Lydia Guirguis at 703.746.3127 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About City of Alexandria Sexual Assault Center
123 North Pitt Street Suite 225, Alexandria, VA 22314, US
The Department of Community and Human Services provides effective and essential safety net services that measurably improve or maintain the quality of life for Alexandrians. Additionally, the programs overseen by the Alexandria Community Services Board provide compassionate and effective services that support self-determination, recovery and resiliency for Alexandria residents affected by mental illness, intellectual disabilities and substance abuse disorders.
In August of 1975, the Alexandria Commission on the Status of Women established the Rape Victim Companion Program, which later became the Sexual Assault Response and Awareness Program, then in 2011, the Alexandria Sexual Assault Center. The program offers support to victims of sexual assault and their families and friends.
Trained volunteers and staff are available 24 hours a day to provide:
- crisis intervention and emotional support
- advocacy with medical, police, and court systems
- short-term individual and group counseling
- information and referrals
In addition to services for individuals, the staff is also available to provide trainings, information, and presentations to local schools and organizations.
The Sexual Assault Center offers services for:
- sexual assault (i.e. rape, attempted rape, fondling, indecent exposure, etc.) survivors and their family and friends
- sexual harassment and stalking victims
- women and men of any age, race, ethnicity, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical ability, etc.
Many services are offered in both English and Spanish. Staff and volunteers use a confidential translation service to support survivors who speak many more languages.