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Supporting Victims of Crime-Crisis Response Advocate

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ORGANIZATION: Lutheran Community Services Northwest

  • 69 people are interested

Our next training will be held in May 2024. Please see the schedule below and reach out if you have any questions or would like to become a volunteer!

Are you looking to build your resume, network with like minded individuals, and provide meaningful services to folks in need? Then this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

This unique volunteer experience provides valuable tools for navigating crisis and conflict by empowering and supporting survivors in the aftermath of abuse and trauma. Our volunteers often refer to their service with us as life changing. We are a small team of individuals from diverse backgrounds who embrace our mission of health , justice , and hope .

The Sexual Assault and Family Trauma Center, a program of Lutheran Community Services Northwest, hosts Spokane's only Certified and Accredited Community Sexual Assault Program (CSAP). Our program provides the following services confidentially and free of charge:

  • Information and referral
  • Legal advocacy
  • Medical advocacy
  • Crisis intervention & support
  • Education & prevention
  • Support groups

Our volunteer advocates assist survivors via a 24-hour support line that can be directed to volunteers at home (no need to sit in a call center) and medical advocacy, which is provided to victims in person at area hospitals when requested.

As a non-profit, we rely on our volunteers to provide services to survivors outside of business hours. We provide a comprehensive 40-hour training and certification free of charge, as well as ongoing supervision and 24-hour support for all our volunteers. We invest in our volunteer staff and in turn, we ask for a one-year commitment of service and four evening or weekend shifts per month. Applicants are thoroughly screened and vetted for service.

Core training is a 40-hour total class teaching a foundational understanding of sexual violence and basic skills for new sexual assault service providers. Core training is a certification that is required by the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy to work as a victims' advocate in Washington state.

May Schedule:

1. Wednesday, May 8th, 5:30pm-8:00pm, Orientation & Sexual Assault & Oppression, Virtual
2. Saturday, May 11th, 8:00am-5:00pm, Child Abuse and Confidentiality & Advocacy & Trauma-Informed Care & Crisis Intervention, In-Person*
3. Wednesday May 15th, No training session
4. Saturday, May 18th, 8:00am-5:00pm, Medical & Legal Advocacy, In-Person*
5. Wednesday, May 22nd, 5:30pm-8:00pm, Self Care and Policy & Procedure, Virtual
6. Wednesday, May 29th, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Crisis Response Advocate Team Meeting Graduation, In-Person

In person sessions will include various breaks throughout in addition to a one hour lunch break, food provided to you free of cost.

For more information, please contact our Volunteer Supervisor at (509) 343-5011 or email crisisresponseteam@lcsnw.org

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About Lutheran Community Services Northwest


210 W. Sprague Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201, US

Mission Statement

Lutheran Community Services Northwest partners with individuals, families and communities for health, justice and hope.


Lutheran Community Services provides social and client services based upon the needs of the community. In the Inland Northwest, LCS provides the following services:

  • Clinical Services/Counseling
  • Victim Advocacy & Support
  • Education & Prevention Services
  • 24 Hour Sexual Assault Support Line
  • Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Education
  • Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Foster Care
  • Behavioral Health Services


Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights, Crisis Support, Justice & Legal


We'll work with your schedule.


210 W. Sprague AvenueSpokane, WA 99201



  • People Skills
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Problem Solving
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Critical Thinking
  • Advocacy


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 evening or weekend shifts per month
  • Access to a phone, insured vehicle. Approved applicants must attend certification training.

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