• 48 people are interested

Supporting Victims of Crime-Crisis Response Advocate

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ORGANIZATION: Lutheran Community Services Northwest

  • 48 people are interested

January Core is now open for applications! Please reach out to us if you would like more info about this upcoming session.

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.

Tuesday, January 3rd 5:30pm-8:00pm
Orientation & Sexual Assault & Oppression Virtual
Thursday, January 5th 5:30pm-8:00pm Child Abuse and Confidentiality Virtual
Saturday, January 7th 9:00am-1:00 pm Advocacy & Trauma-Informed Care & Crisis Intervention In-Person
Tuesday, January 10th No training session None
Thursday, January 12th 5:30pm-8:00pm Medical Advocacy Virtual
Saturday, January 14th 9:00am-1:00 pm Medical Advocacy Continued In-Person
Tuesday, January 17th 5:30pm-8:00pm Legal Advocacy Virtual
Thursday, January 19th 5:30pm-8:00pm Self Care and Policy & Procedure Virtual
Wednesday, January 25th 6:00pm-8:00pm Crisis Response Advocate Team Meeting Graduation Virtual

For more information, please contact our Volunteer Supervisor at (509) 343-5045 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 Crisis Line
  • Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Education
  • Therapeutic Foster Care
  • Adoption 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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