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SASS has 2-3 yearly internship positions that start in the fall and go through the summer. The Education and Outreach Intern(s) work closely with the Education and Volunteer programs assisting with administrative tasks, co-facilitating community education presentations, helping coordinate such presentations, staffing tables at community events, and collaborating on the planning of events such as Take Back the Night and Sexual Assault Awareness Month (both in April). The Direct Services Intern(s) works closely with the Advocacy, Support Group and Volunteer programs assisting with administrative tasks, facilitating support groups, answering the crisis and support hotline, and helping coordinate events. This is a great opportunity to gain experience, knowledge and new skills sets by working with a non-profit, grassroots feminist agency. Experience and knowledge of sexual assault dynamics is preferred but not required; on the job training will be provided. Interns and all volunteers are required to attend SASS’ 40 hour volunteer training. Trainings are offered in winter, summer and fall. Preference is given to applicants who have completed training prior to applying. To apply or learn more about this opportunity, please call 541-484-9791.
SASS Volunteer Program: for people who want to make a difference.
It is about:
offering crisis-response and long-term support to survivors of sexual assault and abuse—women and men, adults and children, and their partners, friends and families.
It is about:
dedication to empowerment, self-determination, cooperation, equal access to resources and services, a woman's right to reproductive choice, and recognizing and resisting oppression, discrimination and abuses of power.
It is about:
the movement to end sexual violence against women and children, and the right of all people to live free from the fear and reality of abuse, assault, battery and harassment.
Volunteer & Intern Opportunities
- Providing peer support to clients
- Answering the crisis line
- Leading a support group
- Staffing information booths
- Coordinating events
- Providing legal/medical advocacy
- Staffing the office
- Serving on the Board of Directors
- Facilitating presentations to community groups and students
Next volunteer training will be held Winter 2013- starts January 18th!
Dear Future Volunteer,
Welcome to SASS and to the movement to end sexual violence. SASS’ mission is to provide services to survivors of past and present sexual assault, and to change societal conditions that allow oppression, especially sexual violence, to exist. Displayed elsewhere on this website you will find an outline of SASS’ 24-hour direct services for the people of Lane County and Oregon. Whether you are new to this social/political movement or continuing in your work to end the violence of sexual abuse, I thank you sincerely for your interest in volunteering at SASS.
Our Direct Service Training puts sexual violence into a political and social context. It is required for all volunteers. You must complete all the trainings on the schedule before you can do direct service, and the first weekend must be completed before advancing.
WINTER 2013 SASS VOLUNTEER TRAINING PACKET & REGISTRATION INFO
For more information, and to register:
541-484-9791, ext. 306
volunteer (at) sass-lane (dot) org