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Be A Part of A Radical Activist Community Working for Social Justice!

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Date:
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Time:
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Event Type:
Class/Workshop
Organizer/Author:
Teresa Martyny
Email:
Phone:
415-861-2024
Address:
3543 18th St #7
Location Details:
3543 18th St
SF, CA 94110

SFWAR seeks compassionate volunteers committed to:

Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault
Challenging All Forms of Oppression that Contribute to Gendered Violence
Developing Valuable Counseling, Facilitation, and Leadership Skills
Working/in and from multi-lingual communities
Be a part of an inspiring community working for social justice!

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San Francisco Women Against Rape trains sexual assault peer counselors three times a year. Our next training is beginning January 23, 2008 and lasts for approximately 5 weeks, on Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30 - 9:00 pm and Saturdays 9:30 - 5:30p.m. Applications are due December 5th in order to be considered for the training.

Multi-cultural/Multi-lingual volunteers especially needed to provide Multi Lingual Access to services. $125 Stipend paid upon completion of MLAM training + $18-20/hr for services in languages other than English.

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 multi-cultural/multi-lingual volunteers. We have volunteer opportunities available in these areas:

Counseling Program

Peer Counseling: Peer counselors staff the 24-hour hotline, conduct in-person counseling sessions, facilitate support groups, and counsel survivors in the hospital.
Community Initiatives

Community Outreach: Volunteers table at events, distribute our materials to community centers, research, and keep our outreach center up to date.
Presentations: Volunteers present on a range of topics from What Is Sexual Assault to Anti-Oppression. These presentations are given to youth and adults.
Curriculum Development: Volunteers research and develop curriculum to be used in presentations.Fundraising
Special Events: Volunteers work on SFWAR special events like Dine for a Change and Artists Against Rape.
Administative Work

Databases: Volunteers help us keep our databases up to date.
Mailings: Volunteers help with mailings we send out a few times a year.
Special Projects: Projects come up throughout the year.


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.


If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the application at http://www.sfwar.org/volunteers.html. If you have questions please email Teresa Martyny at teresamartyny [at] sfwar.org and/or call directly at (415) 861-2024 ext. 319.

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