Supporting Victims of Crime- Crisis Response Advocacy


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

210 W. Sprague AvenueSpokane, WA 99201


About

Whether you are looking to build your resume or are just looking to provide meaningful service to folks in need, this may be the 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 Community Sexual Assault Program (CSAP). Our program provides these services in our community 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 help line that can be directed to volunteers at home (no need to sit in a call center). Medical advocacy is provided to victims in person at area hospitals when requested.

We ask for a one-year commitment of four evening or weekend shifts per month. Applicants are thoroughly screened and vetted for service.

For more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Erin Carden at (509) 343-5021.

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Critical Thinking

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

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