Volunteer Crisis Counselors
Accompanying a survivor to law enforcement interviews, forensic medical exams and court proceedings acting as an advocate and a support person.
Providing information and support to survivors and significant others of survivors in person as a specially trained sexual assault peer counselor.
Providing information and support to callers twenty four hours a day on our crisis hotline.
Assisting our education team with education and prevention in the classroom as well as with Women's Empowerment and Self-defense instruction.
Volunteer opportunities for clerical work are abundant and include data input, assisting with general mailings, and assembling packets.
We sponsor events such as Walk-a-Mile in Her Shoes: A Men's March to Stop Rape, An Evening with an Artist, and SARP Night at the Movies. These events would not be possible without the dedication of our volunteers.
Community Information Tables
Volunteers staff prevention and education tables at community health fairs, farmer’s markets, and other events.
How to become a SARP Center Volunteer:
Stop by the office to pick up an application or call (805) 545-8888 to
an application by mail.
Be interviewed for the position by the Crisis Services Coordinator and Executive Director.
You will be asked to interview after your applications are reviewed and accepted.
Complete the CA state certified, sexual assault crisis intervention counseling and advocacy training.
Volunteers must demonstrate stability and success in their personal and professional life
Be at least 18 years old
Be responsible, committed, compassionate and open-minded
Have no history of perpetration of abuse or violence
Must give consent for a criminal background check
Must be able to attend all training sessions and mandatory monthly In-Service Meetings
We also ask that survivors of sexual assault who would like to become volunteers be at least one year past their assault and have done the healing work necessary to be in a healthy emotional state.
To apply for our next volunteer training click here.