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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 sexual assault survivors.

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 their time and energy to help survivors on their path to healing and working toward a world free of sexual violence.

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Volunteer and Internship Opportunities:

Support Line Advocate

Advocates provide crisis counseling, information, referrals, and resources on SARC’s 24-hour support line and respond in-person to survivors seeking medical care in local area hospitals or reporting assaults to law enforcement.

Prevention Education Internship

Volunteers present our 9-session evidence-based prevention curriculum to middle- and high-schoolers with the goal of empowering students to help prevent sexual violence through addressing root causes, attitudes, beliefs, and knowledge of sexual violence, and work with students to facilitate Consent Clubs and other anti-violence activities.

Crisis Intervention Internship

Case management interns assist survivors navigating social services and criminal and civil justice systems by providing emotional support, information and resources, and advocacy.

Case Management Intern

Case management interns assist survivors navigating social services and criminal and civil justice systems by providing emotional support, information and resources, and advocacy.

Community Outreach Advocate

Help get the word out about SARC programs and services at fairs, community events, and colleges by providing much needed information and resources throughout our service area. Volunteers can choose projects that involve work in the community or projects primarily done from home, providing a sense of flexibility and variety in this role.

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 for survivors of sexual assault and our ten-week psychoeducational groups for survivors and their loved ones. A minimum of a year commitment is required.

Alder Program Internship

If you are a qualified mental health professional with an advanced degree and licensure, this may be the volunteer position for you! These volunteers provide trauma-focused, open-ended individual counseling for survivors of sexual assault. A minimum of a year commitment is required.

Office Support Advocate

Make parent packets for the Education Program, assist in donation procurement, or help us organize training materials for other volunteers. There are many on-going projects that could use your help!

Latinx Services & Outreach Program

Do you speak Spanish fluently? Are you bicultural? If so, this program can use your help! Latinx program volunteers do community outreach and offer presentations and trainings in English and Spanish to community partners and local businesses and community groups in order to increase survivors’ access to support and services.

Other

Do you have unique skills or ideas that would support our programs and service to the community? Tell us what those are! We’re always looking for new ways to collaborate!

If you’re interested in volunteering, please fill-out this electronic volunteer application (PDF) below and email it to: volunteer[at]sarcoregon.org.

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For questions on opportunities, please contact us at: volunteer[at]sarcoregon.org.