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

We have trained hundreds of volunteers over the past 30 years, and based on this experience we know that many people have the capacity to take on this position. We provide our volunteer advocates with all of the training that they need to be effective. 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 serve survivors. Beyond the initial training, volunteer advocates continue to improve their skills by seeking out more information about the issues of sexual assault and domestic violence, attending Continuing Education Trainings, and practicing their skills.