Our next volunteer training will begin October 25th at 5:30 pm. Our Direct Service Training puts sexual violence into a political and social context. It is required for all volunteers. A training schedule with other logistical details is included in the Fall 2013 SASS Volunteer Training Packet. You must complete all the trainings on the schedule before you can do direct service, and the first weekend must be completed in whole before advancing.
Upon completion of the Volunteer Training, each trainee will go through an informal two-way interview with a SASS staff member. This is an opportunity to ask questions of and give feedback to each other. Together we will discuss your interests and skills, and our additional training requirements necessary for you to move from a trainee to a regular volunteer. We also have a process of shadowing and supported on-the-job training for each volunteer job description. You will always be able to receive mentoring as a volunteer at SASS and in time you may become a mentor to newer volunteers.
Each new volunteer training is exciting for the current volunteers and staff because new volunteers (you!) bring new ideas, expertise and energy. The rewards of volunteering at SASS are many. You will have the opportunity to meet new people, to work with others towards a common goal, to acquire new skills, to offer services to survivors, and to network with other community agencies. In return SASS encourages initiative, dedication and responsibility on the part of the trainee/volunteer so that we may offer the best possible services to survivors and do the most effective work for social change. If you are willing to make an effort on behalf of yourself and others, you will find that you are very welcome here and that your work makes a difference.
For more information, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at:
541-484-9791 ext. 306
volunteer (at) sass-lane.org