We are no longer accepting volunteers for the Winter term. We encourage all those who are interested to join us in Fall 2013 for our next training sessions. Applications will become available in August.
Thank you for your interest in SASSL!
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Why Volunteer with SASSL?
- Gain valuable volunteer experience
- Looks great on a resume and grad school applications
- Be a part of a team that offers support and referrals to survivors of violence
- Learn how violence is a part of all our lives and how we can create safer spaces and healthier relationships
- Make friendships and be a part of a community on campus
- Speak out! And be heard!
- Be an ally to the rest of the York community
What can I do as a SASSL Volunteer?
The support line:
Working on the phone line is our top priority and our main service to the community. Here volunteers can gain valuable experience listening and offering support and giving referrals to callers on the line. All volunteers are fully trained to take calls through the mandatory training days.
The support line is a crucial service, but people cannot access it if they don’t know that SASSL exists. For this reason, while answering the phone is our primary service, much of your volunteer time will be spent participating in awareness-building activities such as creating events, tabling, postering, and participating in outreach and discussions.
Want to practice your public speaking skills? Be a part of the outreach team and help in educating our community about sexual assault and violence. All volunteers have the opportunity to participate in the outreach program, where we deliver educational workshops on sexual violence to high schools, organizations, and colleges in the community. We also hold tabling outreach throughout the year.
In conjunction with our support and referral service as well as our community outreach, we also give back to the community through our special events. Each year we host a variety of FREE events, such as comedy shows, movie nights, art shows, guest lectures, fundraising events, and most popularly, Wen-Do, a woman’s only self defense class. All volunteers are encouraged to help out with events, and even have the opportunity to come up with and organize their own event for SASSL.
How do I become a SASSL Volunteer?
If you want to be a part of this dynamic team, and have the time to commit 4 hours per week to SASSL, you are welcome to apply.
Upon acceptance you will be required to attend all three mandatory training days.
We would love to hear from you!
Please feel free to visit us in our office, email, or give us a call if you have any questions regarding volunteering at SASSL. For more information about SASSL events, actions and opportunities, sign up for our listserv.