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 or a Community Action Team member today!

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.
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 Jess for more information at jess@stacarecenter.org.

We are not currently recruiting new CAT members, but please feel free to apply. We will be in contact when we are accepting applications for the next training.
The Community Action Team is a group of volunteers dedicated to educating the community and raising awareness of sexual trauma & abuse, consent & rape culture. There are three different CAT committees: Community Education, Outreach & Social Media, and Fundraising.
The CAT Training is a flexible 7-10 hour training that covers information about sexual trauma & abuse, rape culture, and The Care Center services. Additional trainings on community education, outreach, and fundraising are then required depending on what your interest is.
  • Trainings are held as needed.
  • Monthly meetings are held for updates, check-ins, and ongoing education.
  • We ask for a commitment of at least 1 year of service upon completion of training.

“Being a Volunteer Advocate was a life changing opportunity for me. I was able to give back to survivors in my community and I learned so much.  I still use the skills I gained as an Advocate to this day!” – Former Advocate