24 Hour Rape Crisis & Information Hotline
Volunteer as an victim advocate with MESA’s 24-Hour Crisis Hotline. A Volunteer Victim Advocate is often the first point of contact for those affected by sexual assault. You can make a difference by offering non-judgmental emotional support, crisis counseling, and resource information to victims of sexual assault and their loved ones. We offer a comprehensive training program for volunteer victim advocates, giving you the tools to feel comfortable and successful in this important position.
“Hotline training has influenced me positively to make a difference and stand up for people.”
Advocates serve on the hotline and accompany survivors to the hospital and police interviews.
Training involves 40 hours of intensive education on the psychological, medical and legal implications of sexual assault, as well as all forms of oppression and how they are interconnected. Crisis intervention and counseling skills are developed through discussion, role-plays and feedback.
Volunteers must complete the application and screening interview process, attend all training sessions, and have access to a private telephone while on-call.
Volunteers also attend two evening meetings per month and fulfill at least a 6 month commitment. Hotline shifts can be scheduled around other commitments.
“I feel very privileged to be a part of this program. The clear dedication and energy of staff and volunteers was tremendously encouraging.”
GET STARTED TODAY
Fill out our Volunteer Application here. One of our team members will be in touch with you soon.
Have questions? Email or call us at 303-443-0400.
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