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Summer Training : Our July/August Rape Crisis Counselor training will be community specific. If you identify as a woman of color this training is for you!
Women of Color Training:
This training is open to *women of color who identify as:
Black/African American/African Descent
Native American/Indigenous/First Nations
South Asian/East Asian/West Asian/Pacific Islander
*SFWAR’s understanding of “woman/women” is based on self-identification. SFWAR supports and prioritizes the leadership of transgender, gender variant, intersex and gender non-conforming people.
July 9 – August 18, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30pm-9pm
& Saturdays 9:30am- 5:30pm
All training dates are mandatory
Applications Due: June 24th
Fall Training: October/November
D O W N L O A D A P P L I C A T I O N
Volunteers are an integral part of the organization and the backbone to many of our services. SFWAR has an average of 90 active volunteers at any given time. Trainings for volunteers, including rape crisis counseling certification, run approximately three times a year.
SFWAR seeks compassionate people committed to:
San Francisco Women Against Rape trains volunteers to be CA Certified Rape Crisis Counselors three times a year. The training lasts for approximately 8 weeks, on two weekday evenings 5:30-9pm and Saturdays 9:30am-5:30pm. We accept applications year round.
Bilingual, bicultural speakers of languages other than English are needed to provide Multi Lingual Access* to survivors.
Women** of color who are trans or queer, Young women who are 20 years old or younger, Latina women who are immigrants, women who are elders, women who live in an SRO/who are marginally housed, and women who have been in jail or prison are strongly encouraged to apply. If you are under 18, we will need guardian/parental consent for your application.
For additional information please contact the Director of Hotline and Volunteers at 415-861-2024 extension 312.
*A $100 Stipend paid upon completion of MLAM training. Additional $50 stipend is paid upon providing your first MLAM accompaniment or in-person counseling session. $18-20/hr is paid for services provided in languages other than English.
** SFWAR's understanding of the construct "woman/women" extends beyond a biological one. This means that SFWAR also supports and prioritizes the leadership of transgender, gender variant, intersex and gender non-conforming people.
Our volunteers constantly tell us that they grow enormously, both personally and politically,from the volunteer training and find the work to be tremendously important and rewarding.
If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the application below.
Experience with and/or ability to: work well independently and within a team; complete basic office administrative tasks; be flexible; communicate well; learn and support others in developing a radical political analysis as the foundation for anti-violence, anti-oppression, social justice work; participate in on-going personal, interpersonal and institutional anti-oppression work.
Applicants are asked to submit an application and participate in an interview. Please download and complete a volunteer application and mail it to: SFWAR, 3543 - 18th Street, #7, San Francisco, CA, 94110, or fax it to: 415-861-2092.