Volunteers are needed to train as Advocates for Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine’s (SARSSM) 24-hour Crisis & Support Line.
Applications are now being taken for a free training session, beginning Wednesday May 4th, and concluding Wednesday May 25th. Held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m., and two Saturdays, May 7th and 21st 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the 40-hour comprehensive training covers topics such as: the brain’s response to trauma; communication and listening skills; and victim advocacy. “If you are someone who is willing to listen, who wants to have a rewarding experience, who cares and who wants to make a difference, this is a wonderful opportunity,” says Charlene Powell, SARSSM’s Crisis & Support Line Manager.
The 24-hour Crisis & Support Line assists callers in York and Cumberland counties. Volunteer Advocates work from home, have flexible hours, choose their shifts and do not need any experience.