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Volunteering

Strength United relies on a unique team of dedicated volunteers working daily as rape crisis advocates, counselors and prevention educators. Volunteers are essential to the mission of the center and provide direct services to clients.

Last year, volunteers answered 900 calls to our 24-hour hotline, accompanied 609 adults and children to forensic medical examinations for sexual assault, and conducted individual, group and family therapy with over 1,000 individuals and families.

As a community-based organization, we rely on volunteers to promote and sustain our ongoing crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, education and prevention programs.

The rewards of volunteering for Strength United are many: helping people in crisis, working to end violence, receiving on-going training and supervision, educating the public about important social issues, assisting a long-standing community organization, and receiving state certification as a Sexual Assault Advocate.

Volunteer Testimonials

"Volunteering at Strength United has shaped the person that I am today. Although it has its challenges, the rewards are immeasurable. It has taught me the beauty of reaching out to others and shown me what an effect I can have on another person's life.  It has truly been one of the best decisions of my life." 
- Nelly Farivar, Sexual Assault Advocate

"I am so happy that I found Strength United both for the work I do with survivors and the staff I work with. This has been one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences in my life and I am both privileged and humbled to work with survivors in their time of need." 
- Julie Pietroski, Sexual Assault Advocate

"In my heart, I know that I'm right where God wants me to be – helping others and growing from my experiences at Strength United." 
- Sheba Shiver, Sexual Assault Advocate