Are you ready to make a difference in someone’s life? Do you want to learn new skills, while helping others? The HelpLine Sexual Assault Response Network (SARN) program is accepting volunteer applications for those wanting to provide assistance in Delaware, Morrow, Crawford and Wyandot Counties. Volunteer advocates will become a part of SARN which provides 24/7 rape crisis advocacy at local hospital emergency and police departments.
SARN Volunteer Advocates
The SARN program depends on caring volunteers to be on call and provide emotional support to survivors of sexual assault at local hospitals and/or law enforcement departments. Volunteers receive extensive training in the area of sexual assault and help give surivivors the crucial support they need to get through the initial trauma and move into recovery. Trained volunteers may also help with community outreach efforts. Volunteer advocates are required to participate in a 40-hour SARN training that will help cultivate basic advocacy skills, understand trauma and the scope and nature of sexual violence, and learn how to provide trauma informed care. We hold training throughout the year.
• Be a part of the movement to end sexual assault and sexual violence
• Experience personal and professional growth
• Obtain crisis intervention skills
• Gain satisfaction from helping others
• Make friends
• Desire to help others
• Be at least 21 years of age
• Possessed a driver’s license for at least 3 years
• Complete a volunteer application
• Complete an interview
• Complete a criminal background check
• Allow for a Motor Vehicle Record check
• Provide up to three references
• Successfully complete SARN training
Volunteers must be able to cover 3 to 5 shifts (of your choice) within a month and agree to a one-year commitment. An interview and application must be complete prior to training. For questions or to apply, please contact Ashley Sinden, SARN Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-363-1835 ext. 111.