Now Accepting Applications for Volunteer Advocate Training

Do you ever dream of making a difference in the lives of others? Saving Grace is currently accepting applications for its semi-annual advocacy training. This 40-hour training — five sessions 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, 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.

The October training kicks off on Saturday, October 6 and runs through Thursday, October 25, 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, professional, or personal enrichment, the fee is $150. For the full training schedule, please visit www.saving-grace.org/support/direct-service-volunteer.

Saving Grace provides comprehensive service to survivors of intimate partner violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking and promotes the value of living life free from violence.  

Applications will be accepted through Friday, September 21.