Volunteering in 2019: Opportunities with SARC

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - This week on Live at Five, we will feature local non-profits looking for volunteers in the new year.

Monday we spoke with Brooke Conrad, Board President for the Sexual Assault Resource Center. She talked about the volunteering opportunities with the organization.

Their biggest need is Volunteer Advocates. Watch the video to learn more about their roles and how they help.

The following is the description from the SARC website.
Click here learn more about volunteering for SARC and fill out the application

Volunteer Advocates provide direct client services by:
- answering our 24-hour hotline in the evenings and on weekends
- providing support and resources to survivors via accompaniments at hospitals, police departments, and court
- facilitating support groups *extra training required- please inquire*

Advocates are able to answer the phone from their home as all calls are forwarded from the center to a phone number provided. Advocates are requested make at least a 6 month commitment to the center and sign up for 2 shifts per month after training is complete. Volunteer Advocates must be at least 18 years of age. Our Advocates are our lifeline and the voice of support that survivors hear in the middle of the night; without them, the center would cease to function.

The next Advocate Training is February 4 - 16, 2019.
It's Monday - Thursday both weeks 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.