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On-Call Advocate for Survivors of Sexual Assault

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Abuse Counseling, and Treatment, Inc. (ACT)

  • 10 people are interested

Be there for someone who had their most basic human rights taken from them. Be the person who helps restore their voice. Be there, safely, when they might not have access to support due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join Abuse Counseling and Treatment's Sexual Assault Services Team. We are looking for On-Call Advocates with a warm heart and open arms to dedicate their time twice a month to helping survivors of sexual assault during a time of crisis.

On-Call Advocates are there to listen, empower and advocate for survivors of sexual assault during the initial period of crisis. Volunteer advocates should have good listening and communication skills, maintain strong personal boundaries and integrity, and respond without judgment.

In-depth, extensive training is provided by Abuse Counseling and Treatment (ACT). On-Call Advocates need to complete extensive sexual violence advocacy training to become certified to interact with survivors and maintain ACT's free, safe and confidential service standards. Those interested in becoming an advocate must also have an initially flexible schedule to shadow staff advocates and then be able to commit to an 12-hour on-call shift at least twice a month.

If you are interested in restoring the voices of the voiceless, please contact Madison for more information and to schedule an in-person meeting.

Madison Kilgore
Volunteer Engagement & Community Education
mkilgore@actabuse.com
(239) 939-2553

Thank you for your interest in becoming an On-Call Advocate with ACT's Crisis Team. Your time is invaluable to us, and without you, we could not be here today providing services for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking. We are truly grateful you took the time to consider volunteering with us, and we hope to hear from you soon.

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About Abuse Counseling, and Treatment, Inc. (ACT)

Location:

PO Box 60401, Fort Myers, FL 33906, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to protect, support, educate and empower victims of domestic violence and their children, and survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking in Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties.

Description

Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. (ACT) is a private, not-for-profit agency committed to serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. The agency provides the following services: emergency protective shelter, a 24-hour crisis hotline, one-on-one counseling, advocacy, support groups, rape crisis center, outreach counseling, batterer’s intervention groups, children’s program, community and professional education and awareness, and information and referrals to those seeking assistance in other matters. If you or someone you know may be in need of, or have a question about, our services, you can call our 24/7 Helpline at any time at: (239) 939-3112

Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

CONFIDENTIALFort Myers, FL 33906

(26.59354,-81.85835)
 

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • Crisis Counseling
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • There are 87 hours of training to be certified. There are two 12-hour on-call shifts a month (minimum) thereafter.
  • We value our advocates as we do our staff. This means that our advocates undergo the same screening and training processes that our staff do. It can seem a little overwhelming at first, but it makes all the difference for someone in need.

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