I’m not sure if I can do this. How will I know what to say?

We have trained hundreds of volunteer advocates over the past 30 years, and based on this experience we believe that many people have the capability to take on this position, and that we provide our volunteer advocates with all of the training that they need to be an effective advocate.  Effective volunteer advocates develop their skills through training and practice.   The advocate training provides a wide range of information focused on providing advocates with insight and knowledge to answer the crisis line and provide hospital accompaniment.  Beyond the initial training, volunteer advocates continue to improve their skills by seeking out more information about the issue of sexual assault, attending Continuing Education Trainings, and by practicing their skills.  For more information, see our Job Description for Volunteer Advocates.