Saving Grace Seeks Participants for Volunteer Advocate Training - October 2017
Saving Grace is currently accepting applications for its semi-annual advocacy training. This 40-hour training—held over three weeks in October—prepares volunteers to work directly with survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault seeking services from Saving Grace.
Participants gain the necessary background and skills to assist with a wide-range of services including: answering hotline calls, assisting shelter residents, facilitating support groups, working with children, responding to sexual assault survivors at the hospital and assisting with restraining orders. Saving Grace currently has a particular need for hotline and hospital response volunteers as well as support group facilitators.
The October training kicks off on Saturday, October 7 and runs through Thursday, October 26, with sessions on Saturdays and Tuesday and Thursday evenings. For those willing to make a volunteer commitment of at least one year, the training fee is $75. For those unable to commit to a year, or who are taking the training for academic or professional enrichment, the fee is $150. For the full training schedule, please visit www.saving-grace.org/support/direct-service-volunteer.
Saving Grace provides comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking and promotes the value of living life free from violence. For more information or to register for this training, please call or email Melissa at 541-815-5850 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted through Friday, October 6.