Support Survivors of Sexual Assault and Help End Sexual Violence

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YWCA Greater Los Angeles

Are you committed to eliminating sexual violence in our community? Want to be a part of a team that supports sexually assault survivors through a 24-hour crisis hotline and hospital accompaniment? The YWCA Greater Los Angeles needs YOUR help!

YWCA Greater Los Angeles Sexual Assault Crisis Services provides comprehensive services to survivors of sexual assault 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we need the assistance of volunteers like YOU to continue providing these much-needed services in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Volunteers will assist with the intake of calls from our 24-hour crisis hotline and provide accompaniment as a victim advocate to survivors of sexual assault being treated at one of our SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) hospitals. Volunteer Advocates also assist in educating the community about the emerging issue of sexual violence and are ambassadors of the YWCA GLA Sexual Assault Crisis Services.

All volunteers for the YWCA Greater Los Angeles Sexual Assault Crisis Services must attend and complete a 56. 5 hour Sexual Assault Certification training before becoming a Certified Sexual Assault Volunteer Advocate. The YWCA is hosting a Virtual Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Volunteer Training starting in July! All sessions will be held from 9:30am- 1:00pm hosted via Zoom.

TRAINING DATES:

JULY 6, 8, 11

July 13, 15, 18

July 20, 22, 25

July 27, 29

August 1, 3, 5

August 8, 10

This is your chance to join the movement and become a Certified Sexual Assault Volunteer Advocate to help provide support to sexual assault survivors.

If you are interested in this opportunity or would like more information on becoming a Volunteer Advocate, please feel free to contact Coral Barrera, SART Coordinator at coral.barrera@ywcagla.org or submit an application here: https://forms.gle/dcQkak2YfrUQi6q19

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Mandatory attendance at all training sessions (56.5 hours) in order to successfully become a certified Sexual Assault Victim Advocate
  • Monthly sign ups for Volunteer Service
  • Attend monthly in-service (continuing education) meetings

Training Topics Include [but aren't limited to]:

  • Rape Trauma Syndrome
  • Local Law Enforcement Agency Procedures and Investigations
  • Human Trafficking and Commercially Sexually Exploited Children
  • Agency Response Procedures
  • Role of the Advocate

More opportunities with YWCA Greater Los Angeles

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About YWCA Greater Los Angeles

Location:

1020 S OLIVE STREET 7TH FLOOR, LOS ANGELES, CA 90015, US

Mission Statement

The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

Description

As a YWCA, we advocate for justice and dignity for all people. For over a century, the YWCA Greater Los Angeles has provided housing and supportive services. YWCA GLA is pioneering a model of community centers and housing - co-created with diverse stakeholders - to transform lives, build self-reliance and, ultimately, strengthen communities.

The YWCA Greater Los Angeles:
Safe space to live, learn and grow.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Crisis Support

WHEN

Mon Jul 06, 2020 - Mon Aug 10, 2020
09:30 AM - 01:00 PM  

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Advocacy
  • Community Outreach
  • Mental Health
  • Counseling / Mental Health

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Mandatory attendance at all training sessions (56.5 hours) in order to successfully become a certified Sexual Assault Victim Advocate¬†

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