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 Advocate today!
Fall 2017 Training begins September 18th, 2017 and takes place Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-9pm. This training group is limited to 10 volunteer slots, so apply today! Applications are due Monday, September 11th. The Care Center is hosting an Info Session open to the public on Thursday, September 7th from 6:00pm-6:30pm at the Lawrence Public Library in Meeting Room A.
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 email@example.com.