Take Back the Night 2017!

Take Back the Night is a yearly international protest founded in 1976 which seeks to raise awareness about the realities of sexual violence on campus and in the community, both for survivors of sexual violence and those who want to support and bear witness in solidarity.

Take Back the Night is a survivor-centered event that begins with a Rally in the EMU Amphitheater, continues as a March through the streets of Eugene to symbolize reclaiming people’s safety on public streets at night, and ends with a Speak-Out in the community during which survivors and their allies can share personal stories of how sexual violence has impacted their lives.

TBTN is organized by the ASUO Women’s Center in coalition with Sexual Assault Support Services of Lane County (SASS) and the University of Oregon Campus Community.

SASS is hiring for a Rural Outreach Coordinator

Are you SASSy? Join our team! We are hiring for a Rural Outreach Coordinator position!  The Rural Outreach Coordinator is responsible for providing outreach to rural communities, crisis intervention, advocacy, and support for both Spanish and English speaking survivors of sexual violence with an emphasis on those in rural communities.

For more information about how to apply and a full job description, please click here.

Volunteer Training Starts January 9th!!

Registration is now Closed.

 

Our next volunteer training will begin Monday, January 9th. Our Direct Service Training puts sexual violence into a political and social context. It is required for all volunteers. You must complete all sessions on the training schedule before you can provide direct service, and the first two weeks 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. 317
volunteer (at) sass-lane.org

Summer Volunteer Training Starts June 13th!

sassy-smOur next volunteer training will begin Monday, June 13th. Our Direct Service Training puts sexual violence into a political and social context. It is required for all volunteers. You must complete all sessions on the training schedule before you can provide direct service, and the first two weeks 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.

Sorry, registration for our Summer training is now closed.  Please check back in September for information about our fall training.

Or, for more information, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at:

541-484-9791 ext. 316

volunteer (at) sass-lane.org