STATE CERTIFIED ADVOCATE OPPORTUNITIES
To hear understanding and supportive words after telling someone about an assault can make all the difference in a survivor’s path to healing. You can be that voice of hope by becoming a hotline advocate for C.A.S.A.
As an advocate you provide:
support at the hospital, court & with law enforcement
access to resources
empowerment & healing
Be part of an unforgettable educational experience as a member of C.A.S.A.’s The Kids on the Block, Inc. puppet troupe. The “kids” deal with the tough topics of Bullying and School Safety and Sexual Abuse “using frank and often humorous communication of facts and feelings between the puppet characters and the audience.”
As a puppeteer you will:
be trained in the Japanese style of puppetry call Bunraku
encourage children to talk about their feelings and about unjust situations
increase awareness and acceptance of human similarities and differences
C.A.S.A.’s The Kids on the Block, Inc. puppet troupe is made possible through a grant from the Soboba Foundation.
Inspire middle and high school students to change the culture that tolerates sexual violence and oppression.
As a facilitator you will:
educate students about sexual harassment & sexual assault
facilitate dialogues with single-gendered groups
teach youth to be effective bystanders & intervene in situations that could lead to sexual violence.
As an advocate you will provide local community agencies and service clubs with:
Presentations on C.A.S.A. services and programs
An understanding of sexual violence
Information on how to help C.A.S.A.
Requirements for Prospective Advocates
Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
Applicants must be removed from a personal crisis situation for at least one year before applying to the Volunteer Program.
Applicants must be willing/able to work with diverse populations (cultural, racial, socioeconomic, religious, sexual orientation, etc.)
Applicants must interview with the Volunteer Coordinator prior to being accepted into a training class.
Applicants must give consent for and understand that C.A.S.A. will require Livescan fingerprinting.
Applicants must be able to attend all training sessions totaling 42.5 hours.
Applicants must be able to pay the $50 training fee.
Applicants must be able to attend all on-going trainings (trainings to be held monthly).
Applicants must commit to 12 months of volunteering.
Applicants must complete an application form and attend an orientation session prior to being accepted into the training program by the Volunteer Coordinator.
All trainings take place at the C.A.S.A. office.