NWA Center for Sexual Assault Volunteer Ally

Published

04/04/2018

Address

NWA Center for Sexual Assault
1670 West Sunset Avenue
Suite B
Springdale
Arkansas
72762
United States

Description

The Volunteer Ally is responsible for providing direct victim services advocacy and/or community outreach for the Northwest Arkansas Center for Sexual Assault (NWACSA) in accordance with NWACSA policies and best-practices. There is no monetary compensation, though there is great reward in knowing that you have supported a survivor in his/her time of greatest need. Schedule may be flexible with pre-approval of the Victim Services Coordinator.


QUALIFICATIONS:

·        Commitment and belief in the NWACSA mission

·        Willingness to educate one’s self on the issues surrounding sexual assault


SPECIFIC DUTIES:

Ally/Advocacy responsibilities include:

·        Attend initial 12 hour training as well as completing required Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault online training modules within two weeks of initial training.

·        Provide assistance 3 days a month to 24-Hour Crisis Hotline – offering support, resources, and crisis intervention to adult survivors of sexual trauma.

·        Back up on-call staff is always available for any questions, concerns, or debriefing needs after a call.

·        Contact the Victim Services Coordinator when a client requests information.

·        Respond to follow-up requests within one week of initial contact – all other follow-ups should be referred to the Victim Services Coordinator.

·        Attend bi-monthly training meetings – 3 or more unexcused absences will result in an evaluation meeting with the Victim Services Coordinator.

·        Fill out Call Sheets and monthly volunteer time sheets and return to Victim Services Coordinator.

·        Keep in contact with Victim Services Coordinator about any questions or concerns you may have.


Community Outreach responsibilities include:

·        Complete Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault online training modules.

·        Provide public presentations to community groups, school groups, area professionals, etc., as assigned or approved by the Victim Services Coordinator or Executive Director.

·        Assist in tabling at various community events to share info about the center and/or work with staff to make center fundraising events successful.

·        Attend bi-monthly training meetings – 3 or more unexcused absences will result in an evaluation meeting with the Victim Services Coordinator.

·        Keep in contact with Victim Services Coordinator.



GENERAL DUTIES/INFORMATION:

·        Promote and support the mission of NWACSA in the community.

·        Educate one’s self on issues relating to volunteer/advocacy, including familiarity with Training Manual.

·        Sign Volunteer Agreement, covering all NWACSA policies and procedures.

·        Abide by NWACSA policies set forth by the Board of Directors and by the Executive Director.

·        Do not discriminate against any client because of race, color, spiritual beliefs, gender identification, age, national origin, sexual orientation, immigration status or differing abilities – doing so would be immediate grounds for dismissal.

·        Wear appropriate attire to all situations where you represent NWACSA, as defined by Victim Services Coordinator.

·        Consumptions of alcohol during an on-call shift or while presenting/representing NWACSA is not allowed.

·        When making a public statement of character which might affect NWACSA, all volunteers shall consult with staff.

·        Volunteers will not address problems with other services providers themselves. Refer these to staff ASAP.

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Benefits

  • Training Provided

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