Volunteer Training

Since working in the field of sexual violence can be challenging, we realize that this type of volunteering may not be for everyone. Therefore, prospective volunteers must complete a mandatory 40-hour training held over the course of approximately seven weeks. The training equips all individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to work directly or indirectly with survivors and their loved ones. All advocates are provided with ongoing supervision, training, and support. 

Individuals interested in volunteering with the Center must complete a screening process that includes completing an application with a resume and references and an in-person interview. Prior to considering participating in the application process please view the requirements below:

Who can be an ADVOCATE?


  • 21 years of age or older
  • Complete 40 hour training 
  • Attend monthly advocate meeting (1st Tuesday of month)
  • Hand in all hotline and accompaniment reports in a timely manner
  • Have reliable transportation for accompaniments to hospitals, police stations, or the prosecutor’s office
  • Available to be on call by cell phone for 2 shifts a week (4 hours per shift)
  • Possess good communication skills, dependability, compassion
  • Ability to understand and maintain confidentiality