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Apply to Become a Volunteer at SF Women Against Rape!

Date:
Friday, June 01, 2007
Time:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Class/Workshop
Organizer/Author:
Teresa Martyny
Location Details:
3543 18th St

Apply to Become a Volunteer at SF Women Against Rape!

San Francisco Women Against Rape trains sexual assault peer counselors three times a year. Our next training is beginning July 2007, on Wednesdays 5:30 - 9:00 pm, and Saturdays & Sundays 9:30 - 5:30p.m. Applications are due June 6th in order to be considered for the training.
SFWAR seeks compassionate people who want to:

* Support survivors of sexual assault
* Challenge all forms of oppression that contribute to sexual assault
* Develop valuable counseling and leadership skills
* Working/in and from mulit-lingual communities
* Be a part of an inspiring community working for social justice!


Bi-cultural/Bi-lingual volunteers especially needed. People of color, youth, transgender and genderqueer, immigrant, elderly, queer, working class, and differently-abled individuals are encouraged to apply for participation in our volunteer trainings. You must be 18 or over to apply. MLAM stipend is available for bi-cultural/bi-lingual volunteers. We have volunteer opportunities available in these areas:

Sexual Assault Peer Counseling
o Peer counselors staff the 24-hour hotline, conduct in-person counseling sessions, support groups, and counsel surivors in the hospital.

Organizational Support
o Community Outreach: Community outreach volunteers do grassroots outreach in san francisco including: tabling at community events, presenting workshops, creating podcasts, research, working with community groups to support grassroots efforts to end and prevent violence.
o Sexual Assault Community Fundraising: Community fundraising volunteers work on SFWAR special events like Dine for a Change and Artists Against Rape.
o Administative: data entry, organizing resources, research, etc.

Our volunteers constantly tell us that they grow enormously, both personally and politically,from the volunteer training and find the work to be tremendously important and rewarding. Women of color, immigrant women, youth, elder women, queer women, transgender and genderqueer people, working class women, and differently-abled women are prioritized to attend volunteer trainings. Bilingual/ bicultural volunteers are encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the application at http://www.sfwar.org/?q=node/view/13. If you have questions please email Teresa Martyny at teresamartyny [at] sfwar [dot] org and/or call directly at (415) 861-2024 ext. 319.
Added to the calendar on Mon, May 21, 2007 8:21PM
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