Volunteers are needed to provide support to sexual assault survivors and their families.
Become a Volunteer
What does a volunteer advocate do?
- Offer comfort and nonjudgmental support to survivors of all forms of sexual violence
- Support survivors by responding to the crisis hotline
- Support survivors in the Emergency Room at the appropriate hospital
- Offer education and compassion to secondary survivors (such as family members, significant others, etc.)
- On-call 3 days a month (you are able to choose the days you want to be on-call)
- Attend at least 4 of the 12 monthly volunteer meetings
Qualifications and expectations of volunteer advocates
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Non-judgmental and supportive personality
- Strong listening and communication skills
- Reliable transportation
- Reliable phone or cell phone
- Within a 45 minute drive to AnMed Hospital or Oconee Memorial Hospital
- Completion of a volunteer interview
- Approved background check
- Completion of volunteer training (12 hours) and emergency room tour
Other Volunteer Opportunities
- Office: Volunteers are needed in the office during the day to help with answering phone, greeting clients, mailing, special events, fund-raising, etc. Contact Stacie Mahaffey at 231-7273
- Waiting room/Child care: Volunteer to help watch children in the waiting room when a parent or guardian needs to speak to their counselor.
- General Needs: There is never a dull moment at Foothills Alliance! We welcome volunteers who enjoy painting, cleaning, yard work, and landscaping. If you have a desire to help, just let us know!
- Clothing: We are always accepting new clothes donation to go to our survivors during their Emergency Room Visit/Exam.
For more information on volunteering:
Contact Stacie Mahaffey, Volunteer Coordinator