Sexual Assault Response Advocate (SARA) Volunteer
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Doorways for Women and Families
A few hours per month
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
PO Box 100185
*We are now recruiting for our Winter 2019 training class beginning in late January 2019*
Doorways for Women and Families creates pathways for women, men, and children out of homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault toward safe, stable and empowered lives by offering emergency shelter, housing, life changing support services and community advocacy.
We are seeking individuals to act as Sexual Assault Response Advocate (SARA) Volunteers to respond to the hospital to support survivors of sexual violence. SARA Volunteers will provide accompaniment, emotional support, crisis intervention, advocacy, and referrals before and after a Sexual Assault Nurse Exam (S.A.N.E.). Volunteer are on-call for overnight 12 hour shifts, typically 6pm-6am, weeknights, weekends, and holidays. Volunteers must be available to report to INOVA Fairfax Hospital within 30-40 driving minutes of receiving the call (the hospital is not metro accessible). Volunteers are required to take at least two shifts per month.
Volunteers must complete 40 hours of training in person and submit background checks. Training class begins in late January 2019. One year commitment required.
- Training Provided
How To Apply
Please visit our website at: www.DoorwaysVa.org/volunteer for more information and to complete our online application.