"I volunteer at PAR because I love seeing the change in people from the beginning of a phone call or hospital visit to the end. They become less anxious and more at ease with what has happened to them." ~ Mollie S., Advocate
Want to be a PAR Volunteer? Our next volunteer training will be held in May 2017!
PAR volunteers provide a crucial service to adult sexual assault survivors and their families and friends. Being a PAR volunteer is a great way to dedicate time to an important cause, build your resume, and learn valuable skills.
PAR has several volunteer opportunities, so you can find the right fit for you. As a volunteer, here are a few of the things you could be involved in:
- 24/7 Crisis Advocate: Our on-call volunteers offer telephone support to survivors in times of crisis and provide resource and referral information to help connect survivors to agencies in our area. On-call volunteers also respond to hospital calls and provide support to survivors during medical treatment and forensic exams.
- Events: Our event volunteers help plan events to raise awareness and educate the public, helping to prevent sexual violence before it starts.
24/7 Crisis Advocates complete 25 hours of training. The next advocate volunteer training will held on the weekend of May 19. The training will be on Friday, May 19 from 6pm-9pm, Saturday, May 20 from 8:30am-5:30pm, and Sunday, May 21 from 8:30am-5:30pm. Event volunteers complete a 2 hour training. These trainings are held twice monthly, on the second Saturday of each month from 12pm-2pm and the fourth Monday of each month from 6pm-8pm.
All new volunteer applicants must come in for a brief interview and consent to a SLED background check prior to attending training.
For more information please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at Volunteer@PeopleAgainstRape.org or call our office at 843-577-9882.
"Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer." ~ Author Unknown
Do you want to volunteer but don't have the time? Please consider making a donation today. Each donation allows us to provide care and treatment to victims of sexual assault.