Sexual Assault Victim and Survivor Advocate


(45.647617,-122.667595)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

YWCA Clark County3609 Main StreetVancouver, WA 98663

About

The mission of the Sexual Assault Program is to lessen the trauma of sexual assault for victims and their families. Volunteer advocates offer non-judgmental support, information and referrals for victim/survivors who have experienced sexual assault recently or in the past. Volunteers provide advocacy for all ages during medical exams, law enforcement interviews, and throughout the criminal justice process. They support the victim/survivor’s emotional healing process by maintaining regular contact, relaying information, and listening with compassion. Excellent training is provided. Advocates must be 20 years or older to provide direct services to victim/survivors. After attending an additional one-day Support Group Facilitator Training, volunteer advocates may have the opportunity to co-facilitate sexual assault support groups for teen girls, adult survivors, non-offending parents of children who have been sexually assaulted and adult women who identify as Latina. Advocacy services include Staffing the 24-hour hotline Providing emotional support to adult victim/survivors, child victims and their families. Medical advocacy, providing emotional support for victims and their families during hospital/medical exams and collection of evidence Ongoing support for all sexual assault victim/survivors and their families, regardless of prosecution status, which includes weekly contact, community resource referrals, and current information. Indirect advocacy may be provided by volunteers in the form of general office support and participation in special projects.

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 month minimum, 1 year preferred

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