Speaker's Bureau Volunteers represent STSM at community events by providing information about our agency and the services we offer; educating the public about the prevalence and impact of sexual assault; and educating the public about how to recognize and respond to sexual assault and abuse.
Committment: Volunteers are asked to participate in at least 4 community events or speaking engagements per year, and to remain a volunteer with STSM for at least 1 year after training. Many events are during night and weekend hours.
Training: After completing the application process and being approved to volunteer, Speaker's Bureau Volunteers complete a total of 8 hours of training. Training is scheduled 1-2 times per year--contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for the next training date!
Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 18. They must be comfortable speaking in public and able serve as professional representatives of STSM at community events.
There is an application process--please email email@example.com for more information.
3830 Forest Drive, Suite 201, Columbia, SC 29204, US
To support survivors in recovery from the trauma associated with sexual assault and abuse and educate the community to identify and prevent sexual violence.
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands is a non-profit, United Way Member Agency. We serve as a clinical, educational and outreach center for sexual abuse and trauma issues through a team of committed professionals and volunteers dedicated to the health and healing of the total victim through prevention, treatment, and advocacy. Our goals include public education, awareness, risk reduction and treatment for survivors of sexual assault and abuse. Our services include the following:
-Accompany survivors of sexual assault during medical treatment and the reporting process
-24-Hour Crisis Hotline (771-7273)
-Free, confidential Legal and Personal Advocacy
-Free, confidential Crisis Counseling
-Free, confidential individual counseling for survivors of sexual assault or abuse, as well as their family and friends.
-Support Groups for survivors and family
-Prevention Education for youth in elementary through high school
-Community Education Presentations
-Professional Development Trainings for teachers, counselors, and other helping professionals