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Tue Oct 02, 2018 05:30 PM - Tue Dec 04, 2018 09:30 PM
95 Mount Kemble AvenueMorristown, NJ07960
We are beginning to recruit interested volunteers for our upcoming New Jersey Confidential Sexual Violence Victim Advocate (CSVA) training, which is slated to begin in October 2018 one day a week from 5:30 PM-9:30PM for 10 weeks. During the 40 hour training volunteers are educated about topics regarding sexual assault statistics, prevention, and response. Crisis intervention and advocacy support skills are taught and guest speakers, including law enforcement, military experts, and mental health professionals present information. When the volunteer completes the training and receives the CSVA status, they are required to manage the crisis hotline for three 12 hour shifts per month. (The hotline is forwarded to the volunteer's telephone for their shifts.) In addition to hotline, the advocate's second responsibility per shift is to accompany survivors of sexual assault to the hospital as needed. Although this is a challenging volunteer position, the experience is very rewarding (and looks great on a resume too)! Join our team and support survivors!
Verbal / Written Communication
Case Work / Management
Counseling / Mental Health
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Tuesdays (5:30-9:30M) for 10 weeks
Volunteer must drive & live within a 1 hour travel distance from the Morristown/Denville/Dover area.