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

Crisis Advocates

Become a Crisis Advocate

About Our Crisis Advocates

Our Crisis Advocates provide 24-hour crisis response through SARA’s crisis hotline as well as respond to emergency requests for in-person advocacy at local hospitals and law enforcement agencies. SARA volunteers are a crucial part of our ability to respond to survivors and their loved ones in moments of need, providing crisis intervention, support, advocacy, emergency assistance, and information and referrals.

To become a Volunteer Crisis Advocate, submit your application and save the training dates on your calendar! All dates are required training and currently provided via Zoom from 6 pm – 9 pm each training evening. To learn more about this program, please review the handbook below.

Fall 2020 Crisis Advocacy Training

      • Application Deadline: Thursday, Sept. 3rd
      • Training Dates: 
        • Tuesday, Sept. 8
        • Thursday, Sept. 10
        • Tuesday, Sept. 15
        • Thursday, Sept. 17
        • Tuesday, Sept. 22
        • Thursday, Sept. 24
        • Tuesday, Sept. 29
        • Thursday, Oct. 1
        • Tuesday, Oct. 6
        • Thursday, Oct. 8
        • Tuesday, Oct. 13

Winter 2021 Crisis Advocacy Training

      • Application Deadline: Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021
      • Training Dates
        • Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021
        • Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021
        • Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021
        • Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021
        • Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021
        • Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021
        • Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021
        • Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021
        • Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021
        • Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021
        • Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021
        • Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021

Click below to access our Volunteer Handbook & Application!