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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

718 J Clyde Morris BLvdSuite BNewport News, VA 23601
The Center for Sexual Assault Survivors

About

The Victim Advocate provides emotional support to primary victims and secondary victims during the examination at the hospital or during an interview with the police. He/She works under the direction of the volunteer coordinator.

This position requires crisis intervention and good communication skills. Must be able to respond to victim/family in a non-judgemental and unbiased manner. Must possess knowledge and understanding of the issue of sexual assault and domestic violence. The Victim advocate will have to complete a mandatory 32 hour volunteer training that specifically prepares one to become a victim advocate as well as other positions we have available to our volunteers. The Victim Advocate is required to sign up for a minimum of 2 shifts per month. The Victim Advocate's purpose is to provide support to the victim without interfering with the medical examination or police investigation.
Please apply on our website to become a volunteer/victim advocate! www.visitthecenter.org (click on Volunteer and fill out application!)

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We request that all victim advocates dedicate 1 yr
  • Interview, Background Check, 32 hr training (all through our center).

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