There is a possibility that we may do winter volunteer training, but this will be entirely dependent on whether or not we need any more volunteers at that time. For all inquiries related to volunteering contact Andrea, our Office & Training Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’d like to know what we look for in volunteers, or what to expect from a volunteer position, continue reading below and download these examples of our volunteer applications.
Example Application (word file): 2016-2017-volunteer-application-1
Example Application (pdf file): 2016-2017-volunteer-application-1
SASSL is looking for enthusiastic folks with an understanding (or a willingness to learn!) about feminism and anti-oppression. Our volunteers come from diverse backgrounds and are committed to supporting survivors of sexual violence and eradicating sexual violence in our communities.
Receive training in areas crucial to supporting survivors such as active listening, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and more!
The 24 Hour Support Line
Working on the phone line is our top priority and our main service to the community. Here volunteers can gain valuable experience listening and offering support and giving referrals to callers on the line. All volunteers are fully trained to take calls through the mandatory training days.
The support line is a crucial service, but people cannot access it if they don’t know that SASSL exists. For this reason, while answering the phone is our primary service, much of your volunteer time will be spent participating in awareness-building activities such as creating events, tabling, postering, and participating in outreach and discussions.
Want to practice your public speaking skills? Be a part of the outreach team and help in educating our community about sexual assault and violence. All volunteers have the opportunity to participate in the outreach program, where we deliver educational workshops on sexual violence to high schools, organizations, and colleges in the community. We also hold tabling outreach throughout the year.
In conjunction with our support and referral service as well as our community outreach, we also give back to the community through our special events. Each year we host a variety of FREE events, such as comedy shows, movie nights, art shows, guest lectures, fundraising events, and most popularly, Wen-Do, a woman’s only self defense class. All volunteers are encouraged to help out with events, and even have the opportunity to come up with and organize their own event for SASSL.
Publicity & Promotions
Help get SASSL’s name out there to the campus and the surrounding community. Help with poster design, video editing, web design, social media, event photography and more! If you have a passion for art & design as well as educating others about sexual violence and where they can access services, we definitely want your help.
How Do I Become A SASSL Volunteer?
If you want to be a part of this dynamic team, and have the time to commit 4 hours per week to SASSL, you are welcome to the next time that applications will be open. There is a possibility that they will be open again in January 2017, but it is most likely that our next set of volunteers will be chosen in September 2017. For all volunteer inquiries please contact Andrea at email@example.com
If you volunteered for SASSL in a previous year, you can email Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org and state that you would like to return. It is SASSL’s discretion whether or not returning volunteers need to be re-trained, or whether they are allowed to return.
Questions? Please email email@example.com
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