Valley Trauma Center


Onsite Volunteers

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.

For more information about how you can become a volunteer and received training please contact 

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Community Group Opportunities 

Is your company or community group interested in a local opportunity that will directly impact the community? By hosting a drive, your company can immediately provide much-needed resources to the people in your community who need it most.

If you would like a representative to come to speak to your company or group about Strength United’s mission and vision, and how they fit into that work, or you would like to set up a CSR opportunity, please email .

Opportunity ideas:  

 -        Backpack Drive with School Supplies

-        Court Accompaniment Kit

-        Food Drive

-        Gift Cards: Local grocery stores, and retailers

-        Holiday Season: Adopt a Family program

-        Homeless Packs

-        New clothing

-        Safety Kits

-        Survivor Kits

-        Family Preservation Kit: Box of Fun

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

Statement of Nondiscrimination

Strength United does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.  These activities include, but are not limited to, selection of volunteers and provision of services.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.