SARC Volunteer Programs

The vision of SARC’s Volunteer Program is to facilitate opportunities that integrate community members in our mission of ending sexual violence. By providing skills, tools and support for volunteers to grow personally and professionally, the program enhances our agency’s service provision and empowers the larger community to better advocate for people who have experienced sexual violence.

Volunteers make SARC’s work possible and donate thousands of hours to our programs each year, and we are so grateful to our volunteers for offering their time and energy to help people impacted by sexual violence on their path to healing and working toward a world free of sexual violence.

Our volunteer and internship opportunities are limited. We encourage you to follow us on social media to stay up to date on when we are looking for volunteers. For our internship opportunities, we typically interview in the spring for positions that would start in the fall of the same year.

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Volunteer Opportunities:

Support Line Advocate

Advocates provide emotional support, information, and referrals to resources on SARC’s 24-hour support line.

Crisis Response Advocate

Advocates respond in person to local hospitals, police departments, schools, clinics and other locations to provide emotional support, information and referrals to resources for people who have experienced sexual violence.

Alder Program Professional Volunteer

If you are a qualified mental health professional with an advanced degree, this may be the volunteer position for you! Support group facilitators assist in planning and facilitation of SARC’s trauma-focused, open-ended support groups and any psychoeducational groups for folks who have experienced sexual violence and their loved ones. A minimum of a year commitment is required.

Internship Opportunities:

Crisis Intervention Internship

Interns in our Crisis Intervention program assist people who have experienced sexual violence in navigating resources and systems by providing emotional support, information and resources.

Community Education and Prevention Internship

Interns in our Community Education and Prevention program assist in outreach efforts, education to the community, and work to prevent sexual violence by addressing root causes, attitudes, beliefs, and knowledge of sexual violence.

Alder Program Internship

Interns in our Alder program assist in providing individual therapy to clients, planning and facilitating support groups, and working on projects in the Alder program and through SARC. Only students receiving a masters level education in a relevant degree are considered, and a minimum of one year commitment is required.

Other Ways To Get Involved In The Movement To End Sexual Violence:

  • Host an event or club to raise money for SARC
  • Offer any specialized skills or expertise you have to SARC
  • Follow and engage with us on social media to spread the word about what SARC does
  • Promote and attend our events