Volunteer at The Care Center

The Care Center volunteers are crucial to the work we do. When the agency was started in 1972, it was completely volunteer run and volunteers continue to be the heart of The Care Center. Become a volunteer today!

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Seeking Volunteers for 2018 Fall Fundraiser!
The Care Center is seeking a small group of volunteers to help the agency roll out our biggest fundraiser ever! If you are out-going, organized and want to make a difference in the local effort to end sexual violence we need your help.
Committee meetings will be on the evenings of the second Thursday of every month up until the day of the event (June 14th, July 12th, August 9th, and September 13th) as well as be available for the event on September 14th, 2018.
Read the full volunteer description here and email Chrissy Heikkila or call 785-843-8985 to get involved today!

Become a Volunteer Advocate

Volunteer Advocates work closely with the Victim Advocate and staff advocates to provide after-hours direct service to primary and secondary victim-survivors of sexual trauma & abuse. Volunteer Advocates provide confidential, trauma-informed advocacy and support to victim-survivors of all ages and genders within Douglas, Franklin, and Jefferson Counties.

The Care Center is committed to making sure our Advocates are diverse and representative of the community. We encourage men, Spanish language speakers, people with disabilities, Native Americans & people of color, LGBTQ people & survivors of sexual trauma to apply.

Training is 40 hours (usually over the course of 5-6 weeks) and is full of valuable information on sexual assault. counseling skills, and crisis support.

  • Each fall, spring, and summer a new training is held.
  • Advocates must be 18 years old and over.
  • Monthly meetings are held for updates, check-ins, case share, and ongoing education.
  • Advocates must own or have access to a car and phone with a voicemail.
  • We ask for a commitment of at least 1 year of service upon completion of training.

To learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the Volunteer Advocate, you can view the full volunteer description here. Contact Kristina McCollum, Director of Advocacy Services, for more information at 785-843-8985 or kristina@stacarecenter.org.

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A group photo of Volunteer Advocates holding up certificates after finishing the Fall 2017 training.

Join our team of amazing, dedicated Volunteer Advocates!

Click here to apply today!

“My favorite part of advocacy is knowing that I am helping, whether in a big or small way, a person deal with an incredibly difficult moment in their life.” -Current Advocate