Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteer with Verity and Make a Difference in Sonoma County

 

Join us in supporting survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking as a Certified Crisis Line Counselor!  This rewarding opportunity involves providing crisis counseling, support, and advocacy to survivors and their families and loved ones.

When you volunteer with Verity, you receive:

  • CA State Certification as a Sexual Assault Counselor, Penal Code 1035.2
  • Transferable career experience for students and professionals in a wide arena of fields.
  • Applicable skills in active listening, trauma-informed care, and advocacy that will serve you beyond your service on the crisis line.
  • Internship hours and letters of recommendations, if needed.

The state certification includes:

  • Practical experience in crisis intervention and victim advocacy.
  • Training in hospital, law enforcement, and legal accompaniments.
  • Training in making referrals to community resources and partners.
  • Trauma-informed care skills and in-depth information about intersectional identities.
  • Networking opportunities with service providers & professionals in & beyond Sonoma County.
  • A sense of community and the reward of making a difference in the lives of survivors.

Training Details:

  • Our next training starts on April 30th, 2024 and concludes on May 16th, 2024.

As a Crisis Line Counselor, you will:

  • Offer crisis intervention, support, and referrals via phone.
  • Attend in-person accompaniment services for medical exams, law enforcement interviews, and court appearances.
  • Follow-up with survivors based on their needs.
  • Serve 6-12 hours/week on-call, including weekend and overnight shifts.

Requirements:

  • Minimum six-month commitment/6-12 hours per week
  • Completion of a 40-hour training for state certification.
  • Current residence in Sonoma County, within 30 minutes drive of Sutter Hospital where forensic examinations and in-person accompaniments occur.
  • Ability to pass a background check.

 

Contact [email protected] or use our online application. 

Note: For prevention work interest, email [email protected].

Donate To Verity

Donate to Verity and help our organization grow. We are Sonoma County's sole rape crisis, trauma, and healing center.

Career Opportunities

Verity promotes a culture that understands our work is about contributing to something greater than ourselves.

Upcoming Events

Come listen, learn, and laugh with us at one of our upcoming events. We offer classes, workshops, seminars, and more.

Visit our Facebook page for information about upcoming community events, support groups, and volunteer opportunities.

Update:

We are working remotely and in-office at all locations on a staggered schedule. Please be certain to call in advanced before making plans to visit our physical locations, either at the FJC or on Steele Lane. We are still operating within our normal business hours.  Please keep this in mind when contacting us, as we may not be immediately  available via our office numbers, but will get your call soon.  Our crisis line is fully operational so if you have an emergency, please call our crisis line.

Immediate Crisis

If you have an immediate crisis, please call our rape crisis intervention hotline at (707) 545-7273 or call 911 for emergency services.

Other Inquiries

For all other inquiries about Verity, including the services we provide, upcoming events, or volunteer opportunities, please call (707) 545-7270 or fill out the contact form on this page. We will reply within two business days.

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