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BELIEVE, EMPOWER, ADVOCATE for Survivors of Sexual Violence - Be a Sexual Assault Advocate!

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Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 195 people are interested

SARNCO is looking for people who want to make a difference, excel at listening to the needs of others, and care about ending sexual and relationship violence in our community.

SARNCO Volunteer Advocate Opportunities:

  • Hospital Advocate: Provides face-to-face emotional support, options and information to survivors while they are receiving care in local hospital emergency departments.
  • Hospital Advocate for Survivors who are Deaf: Through collaboration with Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere (DWAVE), provides hospital advocacy to survivors who are Deaf.
  • Helpline Advocate: Answers SARNCO's 24-Hour Rape Helpline to provide comfort, support and options over the phone to those who have been sexually assaulted and their friends or family members.
  • Prevention Educators: Gives educational presentations to students and community groups on vitally-important sexual and relationship violence prevention.

SARNCO advocates also participate in community outreach and public awareness events to distribute sexual assault intervention and prevention materials.

We are recruiting volunteers and accepting applications for our volunteer training sessions. Contact SARNCO to get started on your application! We are now accepting applications for the June 2019 training. Please feel free to contact us to get the application and the updated training dates for 2019.

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, call the SARNCO 24-Hour Rape Helpline at (614) 267-7020. Or, call toll free via RAINN at 1-800-656-HOPE.

1 Shift

  • 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
    SARNCO provides 24/7 support survivors. Volunteers will have the opportunity to choose what works best for their schedules.

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About Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio


OhioHealth Behavioral Health, Columbus, OH 43214, US

Mission Statement

Mission: To empower all survivors. To end sexual violence. Vision: A world without oppression where all people are safe to live authentic, freely chosen lives and to pursue their full potential.


Sexual Assault Intervention, Education and Prevention Services

  • 24-Hour Emergency Room Advocacy - Trained volunteer advocates provide support, crisis intervention and referral information to survivors of sexual violence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in local hospital emergency department. In addition, SARNCO works with Deaf Women Against Violence Everywhere to provide advocacy to survivors who are Deaf in the emergency department.
  • 24-Hour Rape Helpline - Trained volunteers provide support, crisis intervention and referral information over the telephone to survivors of sexual violence, co-survivors and the community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Education and Prevention Program - SARNCO provides prevention education about sexual assault, acquaintance rape, dating violence and sexual harassment.
  • Community Outreach Program - SARNCO provides long term individual advocacy to survivors, coordinates awareness-raising efforts in central Ohio and maintains SARNCO's Resource Center . SARNCO has books geared toward recovery from sexual violence available at no cost to survivors and co-survivors of sexual assault through the 24-Hour Rape Helpline at (614) 267-7020.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Justice & Legal


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OhioHealth- Behavioral healthColumbus, OH 43214




  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Successful completion of 40 hr training, commit to 1-3 shifts a month, participate in at least 1 outreach event per year, and attend Advocate Volunteer In Services throughout the year for continuing education credits.

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