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Survivors, Inc. Gettysburg, PA - Volunteer Application
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Monday, 23 March 2009 23:54

Volunteer Opportunities and Requirements:

Are you someone who would like working with people whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault? If so, we may have volunteer opportunities for you!

To become a volunteer, you may contact the Administrative Office at 717-334-0589 and ask for a volunteer application, or you may complete the Survivors' Volunteer Application online.

To volunteer, you must successfully complete 64 hours of training as a Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Counselor Advocate as per 23 PaCSA 6116 (A domestic violence counselor/advocate may accompany a party to any legal proceeding or hearing under this chapter) and 42 PaCSA 5945.1(Confidential communications with sexual assault counselors). Training services for direct service volunteers are held in the spring and in the fall of each year.

Available volunteer opportunities include:

  • Helping with child care at domestic violence or sexual assault support groups.
  • Taking hotline calls and providing crisis intervention and options/peer counseling.
  • Co-facilitate domestic violence group, sexual assault group, children's groups, or the prison group.
  • Provide accompaniment through the legal, judicial, and medical systems.
  • Providing transportation from neutral locations to service provision meeting.
  • Contacting police, district justices, and the hospital or on-call district attorney on behalf of survivors of sexual assault or domestic violence.
  • Contacting on-call staff regarding shelter accommodations and information on emergency PFA's.
  • Provide clerical help in the Administration Office.
  • Speakers bureau or assisting with public awareness displays.
  • Assisting with fundraising events and task groups.

Volunteer List Server:

Check out our Volunteer List Server (hosted through Yahoo Groups)for a great way to stay in touch with fellow volunteers. Just click the link below, then click ‘join this group’ and follow the instructions.

Or, you can join by emailing (from the email address you would like to sign up from) Terri Hamrick at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   and indicate you would like an invitation to the volunteer group. If you are a current volunteer, are interested in becoming a volunteer, or used to be a volunteer and are interested in reconnecting, we would love to have you join! The only thing we are missing is YOU!

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