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Volunteer Program Overview
Volunteering with Verity is both challenging and rewarding. Our volunteers are often working with some of our community’s most vulnerable residents during times of extreme physical and emotional stress. We pride ourselves on providing the best services to our community possible, and doing so means that we set high standards for both our staff and volunteers.
We currently offer two distinct volunteer opportunities: Crisis Line Counselor/Victim Advocate and Sexual Assault Prevention Educator. Both require a minimum six-month commitment along with the completion of a 48- or 30-hour training course, respectively.
Training courses are on-site only; we do not offer online training for either of our volunteer positions. Our volunteer positions can be used to fulfill internship requirements at various local colleges and universities.
Sexual Assault Prevention Educator
At this time, and out of an abundance of caution, we don’t have any volunteer opportunities in the prevention department due to Covid-19.
Sexual Assault Prevention Educators facilitate prevention workshops for students, parents, and staff in Sonoma County schools, as well as educational presentations to the community.
The purpose of these workshops is to empower children and youth, reduce young people’s vulnerability to physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, and provide information about Verity’s services to the Sonoma County community at large.
Common duties include, but are not limited to:
- Co-facilitating workshops within school classrooms, staff agency booths for health and community fairs, and co-facilitate other community education programs.
- Helping students understand and break down the stereotypes and myths surrounding sexual assault.
- Serving as a role model in the classroom by addressing student questions and concerns.
- Conducting individual “talk time” sessions with students following workshops.
- Completing necessary workshop records and CPS reports as needed.
- Attending monthly in-service meetings.
Please note: All volunteers are required to complete 30 hours of free training on sexual assault prevention, classroom management, and public speaking prior to facilitating classroom or community workshops.
If you have questions about volunteering that have not been answered on our website, you can contact us here:
Crisis Line Volunteers
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (707) 545-7270 ext. 24
Prevention Educator Volunteers
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (707) 545-7270 ext. 12
We appreciate your interest in Verity. Volunteers are an integral part of our team and we look forward to hearing from you. Please allow up to two business days for a response by phone or email.
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