Our work depends on people like you who offer their time and caring to support survivors and end sexual violence. We offer a number of volunteer opportunities, listed below. Please select those of most interest to you.
CRISIS INTERVENTION ADVOCACY
Requires 60 hours of training plus a one year commitment to the Hotline. Training is held twice per year in English and once per year in Spanish. Advocates cover a weekly six hour shift on the 24-hour Hotline and provide crisis counseling, information, advocacy and accompaniment to survivors of sexual assault and their families and friends. Advocates also provide support to survivors and their loved ones, as well as serving as educators on our Speaker’s Bureau.
Please contact our Training Coordinator Karla Huizar for upcoming training dates and to apply! Karla Huizar
805.963.6832 ext 19
Requires completion of Hotline training plus 12 hours of training. Make education and prevention presentations to schools, colleges, community groups or staff information tables at various events.
SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH
Help create a powerful community campaign to prevent sexual violence. Call 963-6832 ext. 12 for more information. Campaign committee meetings take place November-May.
LONG TERM COUNSELING
Requires completion of Hotline training plus 20 additional hours of training. Provide individual and / or group counseling to survivors of sexual assault and their families and friends.
Requires attendance at an orientation session. Assist STESA staff with general office tasks such as answering phones, filing, mailings, errands, Xeroxing, recycling, distributing flyers, word processing, etc.
STESA raises almost 50% of its annual budget. Help is needed with grant writing, event planning, direct donor solicitation, fund raising receptions, planned giving and direct mail appeals.
Help produce STESA’s newsletter, Outcry! by providing research, writing, layout, editing, layout and design.