The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
YWCA Clark County3609 Main StreetVancouver, WA98663
The mission of YWCA Clark County's 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. Excellent training is provided.
Advocates must be 20 years or older to provide direct services to victim/survivors. Advocacy services include Staffing the 24-hour hotline Providing emotional support to adult victim/survivors, child victims and their families, including medical advocacy, providing emotional support for victims and their families during hospital/medical exams and collection of evidence.
Volunteers with diverse language skills, cultural backgrounds and racial identity greatly needed.