Agency Volunteers work with office staff to fulfill administrative duties. Projects available to volunteers include, but are not limited to: folding brochures, filing, making care packages, designing SARC flyers and posters, and assisting staff during presentations and health fairs. By performing these functions, Agency Volunteers provide a vital service; allowing center staff the ability to concentrate on projects which raise awareness about sexual assault in our communities.
Agency Volunteers must submit an application, come into the office for an interview, and pass a background check. No formal training is required for this position. All we ask is that Agency Volunteers commit to volunteering for a few hours per month. Anyone interested in volunteering may complete the Volunteer Interest Form at https://goo.gl/forms/o9OlvD0F46POezTK2.
Advocates provide direct client services. Our Advocates answer our 24-hour hotline; provide support to survivors at hospitals, police departments, and court proceedings; and help with other SARC projects. Our Advocates are our lifeline and the voice of support that survivors hear in the middle of the night; without them, the center would cease to function.
Advocates must be at least 18 years of age, submit an application, come into the office for an interview, and pass a background check. Potential Advocates will then be admitted into a training class which is approximately 40 hours long for certification. Advocates are requested make a 6 month commitment to the center and sign up for 2-3 hotline or escort shifts per month. Weekday shifts are from 5PM-8AM. Weekend shifts are from 8AM-5PM and 5PM-8AM. Advocates are able to answer the phone from their home as all calls are forwarded from the center to either a landline or mobile phone.
Advocate Training Classes are held every February, June and October in Brazos County. Training is held in Washington County in January, and Madison County in March. Anyone interested in volunteering may complete the Volunteer Interest Form at https://goo.gl/forms/o9OlvD0F46POezTK2.
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