There are many opportunities for you to get involved with SAOP, from office assistance to direct service. Below are descriptions of all of the opportunities we offer through our organization. See our volunteer/intern learning plan and below for more information about intern opportunities.
If you have any questions, please contact SAOP via phone or email. When you are ready to become a volunteer, please fill out a Volunteer and Intern Application.
Office Assistance Advocate
Work within the office resource center to assist with the daily function of the program. Create community outreach materials for distribution, assist with constructing materials for trainings, greet walk-in clients and community members, and update social media and the SAOP website.
Awareness Raising Advocate
Work within the community to raise awareness regarding sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. Promote and facilitate awareness raising events, campaigns, and programs (i.e. the Clothesline Project, Take Back the Night, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, Safe & Healthy Relationships Library Campaign, Women’s Health Day events, etc). Build relationships within the community to assist with awareness raising, and to facilitate a coordinated community response to violence.
SAOP maintains a 24-hour crisis hotline. Hotline advocates provide crisis intervention, advocacy, and referral services. Advocates will have access to a staff back-up for questions, concerns, and assistance while on a shift. Hotline advocates must be trained and knowledgeable regarding trauma and violence, crisis intervention, advocacy, assessing for suicidality, trauma-informed practices, and active listening.