Recruiting Volunteer Sexual Assault Victim Advocates


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


1021 SW 4th Ave Rm 804Portland, OR 97204


The Multnomah County District Attorney Victim Assistance Program is currently looking for dedicated and compassionate community members to join our volunteer Sexual Assault Victim Advocate team! The role of a Sexual Assault Victim Advocate (SAVA) is to provide support, resources and information to survivors of sexual assault during the forensic medical examination and law enforcement interviews. SAVAs meet with law enforcement and the sexual assault survivor at local hospitals and medical facilities. The purpose of the hospital response is two-fold: to ensure the physical well-being of the survivor and to collect forensic evidence that may be present. Our SAVAs are a critical part of our program's ability to support and serve victims during an often traumatic and stressful time in their lives.

All potential volunteers must complete a volunteer application, attend the comprehensive and free MCDA 40 hour SAVA training and participate in an interview. Our next training opportunity will be held in January 2018 from Jan 9th-Jan 27th. Training sessions will be held at the Multnomah County Courthouse in downtown Portland on Tuesday/Thursday evenings and all day Saturdays.

Applications are due by Dec. 22, 2017.

For further information, to obtain an application or if you have any questions, please contact Kendra Bonetti at 503-988-4259 or email We look forward to hearing from you!


  • People Skills
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Problem Solving
  • Advocacy
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two shifts per month
  • One year time commitment

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