ACTS Sexual Assault Services is currently in need of passionate, dedicated and compassionate volunteers to join our support team. In order to volunteer, it is mandatory to attend a 32 hour training that will equip you with the skills necessary to help sexual assault and sexual abuse victims and their families on their path of healing. We train individuals in crisis listening, dynamics of sexual assault and abuse and how to provide the best care for victims in their time of need.
Volunteers are trained and mentored to assist with the following duties:
- Providing on-call coverage for our 24-hour hotline
- Accompanying for forensic exams at the Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Emergency Department
- Facilitating support groups for sexual assault and /or sexual abuse victims.
If you are interested in volunteering with ACTS, please fill out an application found on the ACTS website, indicating that you would like to volunteer with ACTS Sexual Assault Services. For more information, please call 703-441-8606 ext. 702 and ask for the Sexual Assault Community Education Specialist, Terry Swirchak.
Please note that there is a charge of $50 to attend our training, which helps to defray the cost of training materials and background checks.