Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocate

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:The Portland Women's Crisis Line
position summary:

The Portland Women's Crisis Line is committed to ending domestic and sexual violence by providing confidential services and education to our community.

PWCL operates a 24-hour state-wide crisis line for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and concerned family, friends and community members.

Join our aggency by becoming a volunteer advocate on our crisis line! Advocates are available to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, and peer support, while connecting callers with local domestic violence and sexual assault service providers.

The crisis line also serves as the centralized domestic violence crisis line for the Tri-County area (Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties). Advocates are able to provide information and referrals for area services, including shelter and emergency assistance.

Advocates accompany sexual assault survivors to the hospital, legal proceedings, and police department and provides peer support and advocacy to survivors over the phone.

PWCL will train volunteers through a 60 hour Basic Advocacy Training that covers a vast range of issues, including oppression theory, the intersections between classism, violence, and homelessness, the nuances of violence in diverse communities, the effects of trauma, and basic advocacy skills.

Excellent communication, listening, empathy, objectivity, good boundary setting,and open-mindedness are important.

People of color, women, queer, and bilingual folks are encouraged to volunteer.

For more information, please visit our website: or call Ally at 503.232.4176 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              503.232.4176      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

Salary / Pay Rate:none