YOU CAN HELP
BECOME A VOLUNTEER - WE NEED YOU!
my heart, I know that I'm right where God wants me to be--helping
others and growing from my experiences at Valley Trauma Center."
Trauma Center is always looking for special people who are ready
to make a commitment to becoming part of a unique team of dedicated
individuals working daily as Rape Crisis Advocates, Counselor
Trainees and Interns, and Prevention Educators. Volunteers are
essential to the mission of Valley Trauma Center. As a community-based
organization, the center relies on volunteers to promote and sustain
its ongoing programs of crisis intervention, advocacy, education,
at the Valley Trauma Center has shaped the person that I am today.
Although it has its challenges...the rewards are immeasurable.
It has taught me the beauty of reaching out to others and shown
me what an effect I can have on another person’s life. It
has truly been one of the best decisions of my life."
rewards of volunteering for Valley Trauma Center are many: helping
people in crisis, working to end violence, receiving on-going
training and supervision, educating the public about important
social issues, assisting a long-standing community organization,
and receiving state certification as a rape crisis advocate.
am so happy that I found Valley Trauma Center both for the work
I do with survivors and the staff I work with. This has been one
of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences in my life. And
I am both privileged and humbled to work with survivors in their
time of need."
require all of our volunteers to attend our 60-hour state certified
training, which is offered three times a year over four consecutive
weekends. The training prepares volunteers to perform accompaniments
and staff the 24-hour hotline. The training covers a variety of
Psychological, and Sociocultural Aspects of Sexual Assault
Stress Disorder and Rape Trauma Syndrome
and Self Care
Sexual Assault Response Team
and Teen Sexual Assault
ask that our advocates make a minimum one-year commitment to a
6.5 hour shift. You must be over eighteen to be a rape crisis
When people are upset, I like to make them feel better. I always
have. On my hotline shift I get the chance to do just that.
It is very rewarding to have a survivor tell you that you have
made a difference not only in their day but in their life."
more information about volunteering, email firstname.lastname@example.org....or
download and complete our PDF
Volunteer Application, and mail it to: