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Join Our Volunteer Advocate Team in the High Desert Area

Are you ready to make a tangible difference in the lives of sexual assault survivors in the High Desert area? Our upcoming Volunteer Advocate training class is your gateway to becoming an essential part of our community's support system. If you're passionate about helping others, committed to confidentiality, and eager to learn, we invite you to join us in July 2024 for a transformative journey.

About the Training

We're thrilled to announce our upcoming Volunteer Advocate training class, tailored for the Victorville area and its surroundings. Spanning from Apple Valley to Barstow and beyond, our hybrid training model combines the convenience of virtual sessions with the engagement of in-person training.

Sessions will run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM via Zoom, ensuring flexibility for participants. Additionally, two Saturday sessions from 9 AM to 3 PM will offer hands-on learning experiences right within the Victorville community.

What You'll Learn

As a Volunteer Advocate, you'll play a vital role in our Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). Under the guidance of our coordinator, you'll be trained to handle crisis hotlines, respond to emergency calls, and participate in workshops and fairs across local schools and communities. Your commitment will involve working at least two activities per month and attending our mandatory monthly training meetings.

Your Commitment

We understand that your time is precious, which is why we ask for a minimum commitment of one year, with a dedication of two activities per month. Our mandatory monthly training meetings, currently conducted via Zoom, provide ongoing education and support. Your adherence to confidentiality principles and agency standards is paramount, ensuring quality services for survivors and their families.

Above: Spring 2024 Volunteer Graduates.

What You'll Do

As a Volunteer Advocate, you'll be the compassionate voice on our crisis hotline, providing support during shifts that span weekends. In emergency response situations, you'll offer accompaniment to survivors, providing essential items and follow-up support. Your involvement in health fairs and presentations will raise awareness and empower communities to stand against sexual assault.

Join Us

Are you ready to embark on this meaningful journey with us? Whether you have prior experience or are starting anew, our comprehensive training equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to make a difference. No matter your background, completing the 40-hour Office of Emergency Services Crisis Counselor training ensures you're prepared to serve our community with compassion and professionalism.

Take the Next Step

If you're passionate about advocacy, eager to support survivors, and committed to making a lasting impact, we want you on our team. Join us in July 2024 for our Volunteer Advocate training class and become an invaluable asset in the fight against sexual assault in the High Desert area.

Ready to Volunteer?

For more information and to sign up for our upcoming training class, click below. If you have any questions, please contact Partners Against Violence at or (909) 885-8884. Together, we can create a safer, more supportive community for all.

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