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ORGANIZATION: MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault)

  • 48 people are interested
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MOCSA exists to improve the lives of those impacted by sexual abuse and assault and to prevent sexual violence in our community. MOCSA Volunteers help make our mission possible by helping in the hospital, over the phone, and in the classroom. Here are the ways you can get involved:

  • Hospital Advocate: Support survivors while during their sexual assault forensic exams. Hospital Advocates provide emotional support, crisis intervention and problem solving to assist survivors on the first step of healing.
  • Crisis Line: Help callers on our 24-Hour Crisis Line navigate questions and concerns while offering resources and support. This is not a call center position - volunteer from the comfort of your couch!
  • Project Aware (Education): Help promote awareness of sexual violence in schools through MOCSA's Project Aware curriculum. This easy to learn (and teach!) classroom presentation is focused on body safety, identifying safe adults, and teaching the basics of consent to students K-5. If you enjoy kids and have daytime availability, this position is for you!
As a 24-Hour organization, we always need help. Our positions offer flexible and on-call scheduling to match anyone's availability. Requirements:
  • All MOCSA Volunteers must complete a 40 hour training course, which is divided between online work and attending an in-person session. In-person sessions are offered quarterly.
  • All Volunteers are required to complete a background check for MO and KS, as well as a Fingerprint Registration

If interested, please click "I want to help." Email volunteer@mocsa.org with any questions.

At MOCSA we are committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility (IDEA) and invite you to be part of our dedicated and passionate team. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who embraces and encourages differences in age, color, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make us unique. Individuals who have been personally impacted by sexual violence are encouraged to apply. We believe that each employee is key to our success, and inclusion is everyone's responsibility.

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About MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault)

Location:

3100 Broadway Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64111, US

Mission Statement

MOCSA exists to improve the lives of those impacted by sexual abuse and assault and to prevent sexual violence in our community.

Description

Sexual violence is something that happens right here, in our Kansas City community, every single day. And the impacts can be devastating, not only for the victims, but also for their friends and loved ones. Too often, it happens within a family or within a circle of friends. More than 80 percent of sexual violence is committed by someone the victim knows.

Without support and help, the trauma of sexual violence can stay with victims for a lifetime. So MOCSA is doing everything we can to prevent these crimes from happening in the first place, and offering support, healing, and hope when they do occur. We help victims become survivors.

History

In 1969, a metropolitan-wide coalition of criminal justice, health, mental health and other professionals came together with committed advocates to address the needs of those who had been sexually assaulted. In 1972, they created an organization dedicated to educating the broad bi-state Kansas City area, launched an emergency hotline, and took action 24/7.

That group evolved and incorporated in 1975 to become the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA), serving as the Kansas City area rape crisis center. Over the years, MOCSA has continually expanded to better meet the needs of victims and our community.

Today, MOCSA is a comprehensive service model that is unique and is recognized for innovative programs and quality services.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Women
Advocacy & Human Rights, Crisis Support, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3100 Broadway Suite 100Kansas City, MO 64111

(39.07072,-94.59063)
 

SKILLS

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Advocacy
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • - Be able to commit to at least one year of Volunteer service.
  • - Pass a Criminal Background Check & Fingerprint registry (requires a Social Security number)

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