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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

1670 W. Sunset AvenueSuite BSpringdale, AR 72762
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JOB DESCRIPTION: VOLUNTEER ALLY

Reports to the Victim Services Coordinator and Executive Director

The Volunteer Ally/Intern is responsible for providing direct victim services advocacy and/or community outreach for the Northwest Arkansas Center for Sexual Assault (NWACSA) in accordance with NWACSA policies and best-practices. There is no monetary compensation, though there is great reward in knowing that you have supported a survivor in his/her time of greatest need. Schedule may be flexible with pre-approval of the Victim Services Coordinator.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Commitment and belief in the NWACSA mission
  • Willingness to educate one’s self on the issues surrounding sexual assault

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

Ally/Advocacy responsibilities include:

  • Attend initial 12 hour training as well as completing required Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault online training modules within two weeks of initial training.
  • Provide assistance 3 days a month to 24-Hour Crisis Hotline - offering support, resources, and crisis intervention to adult survivors of sexual trauma.
  • Back up on-call staff is always available for any questions, concerns, or debriefing needs after a call.
  • Contact the Victim Services Coordinator when a client requests information.
  • Respond to follow-up requests within one week of initial contact - all other follow-ups should be referred to the Victim Services Coordinator.
  • Attend bi-monthly training meetings - 3 or more unexcused absences will result in an evaluation meeting with the Victim Services Coordinator.
  • Fill out Call Sheets and monthly volunteer time sheets and return to Victim Services Coordinator.
  • Keep in contact with Victim Services Coordinator about any questions or concerns you may have.

Community Outreach responsibilities include:

  • Complete Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault online training modules.
  • Provide public presentations to community groups, school groups, area professionals, etc., as assigned or approved by the Victim Services Coordinator or Executive Director.
  • Assist in tabling at various community events to share info about the center and/or work with staff to make center fundraising events successful.
  • Attend bi-monthly training meetings - 3 or more unexcused absences will result in an evaluation meeting with the Victim Services Coordinator.
  • Keep in contact with Victim Services Coordinator.

GENERAL DUTIES/INFORMATION:

  • Promote and support the mission of NWACSA in the community.
  • Educate one’s self on issues relating to volunteer/advocacy, including familiarity with Training Manual.
  • Sign Volunteer Agreement, covering all NWACSA policies and procedures.
  • Abide by NWACSA policies set forth by the Board of Directors and by the Executive Director.
  • Do not discriminate against any client because of race, color, spiritual beliefs, gender identification, age, national origin, sexual orientation, immigration status or differing abilities - doing so would be immediate grounds for dismissal.
  • Wear appropriate attire to all situations where you represent NWACSA, as defined by Victim Services Coordinator.
  • Consumptions of alcohol during an on-call shift or while presenting/representing NWACSA is not allowed.
  • When making a public statement of character which might affect NWACSA, all volunteers shall consult with staff.
  • Volunteers will not address problems with other services providers themselves. Refer these to staff ASAP.

Skills

  • Interpreter
  • Research
  • Fundraising
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Community Outreach
  • Advocacy

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A minimum of one semester

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