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Becoming a Peer Advocate

We are excited to share an exciting new opportunity: SNC, in partnership with the Sexual Assault Center, is recruiting student peer advocates to volunteer with survivors of gender-based violence. 

What is the Time Commitment?

  • Completion of Volunteer Advocate Training (approximately 25 hours)
  • Two semester commitment
  • Minimum of 3 on-call shifts or equivalent of 36 hours per month
  • Campus-specific advocacy hours will vary depending on need and student’s availability

Responsibilities

Below are some of the general responsibilities, but view the Volunteer Peer Advocate Job Description for full details and a list of qualifications.

  • Provide advocacy, support, information, and referrals to survivors of sexual assault and their friends and families as needed.
  • Provide options for reporting on and/or off-campus and accompany survivors during interviews and forensic evidence collection at the hospital.
  • Inform survivors of their rights and provide support during on and/or off-campus legal proceedings.
  • Provide follow up with survivors and collaterals as needed.
  • Document all client activity and review new cases with Program Supervisor.
  • Attend bi-weekly team supervision and monthly volunteer meetings.
  • Assist with support groups, prevention education and outreach as needed.

Scholarship Offered 

In recognition of their service, students will receive a $500/semester scholarship from SNC.

More Information and Application

For questions, contact Jess Adams, jess.adams@snc.edu, Sarah Olejniczak,  sarah.olejniczak@snc.edu or Samantha Jurczykowski, sjurczykowski@familyservicesnew.org 

Deadline to Apply

As of now there is no deadline to apply, but we encourage you to apply soon. Please share with friends or others who you know may be interested.



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