540-981-9352 (24/7 crisis hotline)

Volunteer

Volunteering is a gift of time, energy, and heart. SARA knows and understands the value of these attributes in a volunteer and does not take them for granted. There is more than one way to be involved with our mission and volunteering is one of those ways. Whether you are looking to gain new skills, meet new friends, or dedicate a little bit of time when you can, we will do our best to find an opportunity that works for you.

Crisis Advocates

Crisis Advocates offer support, information, and assistance to survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones through our 24-hour crisis hotline. Through this opportunity, you’ll learn a valuable set of skills to give back.

Internships

Work with us to fulfill your internship or practicum requirement. Interns in the past have worked on developing curriculum, marketing, outreach, social media management, and more. These opportunities are available any time of year.

Other Opportunities

We often need volunteers for one-time events such as fundraisers, workshops, and informational tabling. If you don’t have the time to be a Volunteer Companion, but still want to be involved, we will work with you to find an opportunity that fits.

Being a volunteer for SARA has given me knowledge in areas of crisis services I had only been vaguely familiar with, and instilled within me the confidence of knowing that I help to bring peace and a sense of support to those in the community.

Ashley Farmer

Crisis Advocate, Social Media Intern, Hollins University