AFSSA
APPLICATION AND TRAINING

APPLICATION

What are the steps to becoming an AFSSA volunteer?

One: Orientation

AFSSA volunteers play a very important role in helping us accomplish our mission to promote abuse free Asian communities. To find out more about the agency and the volunteering opportunities available, please attend one of the several orientations during the year. Dates for the orientation can be found on the Volunteer Training Calendar

Attending an AFSSA Volunteer Orientation is the first requirement for becoming a volunteer! Take a look at our 2018 dates.

If interested, please sign-up for an orientation by submitting your RSVP here. If you have any questions you may also contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@afssaustin.org.

Two: Application

All AFSSA volunteers are required to fill out a volunteer application describing their interest and experience. The application also requests for you to indicate which program and volunteer job you are most interested in. Brief job descriptions for volunteers can be found here.

Click here to download  the Volunteer Application. After attending an AFSSA Volunteer Orientation, you can submit your application to volunteer@afssaustin.org.

Three: Interview

After your application is reviewed, the Volunteer Coordinator or a Program Manager will meet with you to discuss your experiences and interests. All Direct Service and Community Education Volunteers are required to meet with the Direct Service staff to discuss their interest areas and potential opportunities.

Four: Background Check

All volunteers interested in volunteering for AFSSA must be willing to submit to a background check, also found in the application. After your background check has been processed, you will be contacted with next steps.

TRAINING

Required Training

Direct Service Track

For those interested in working with clients, this is a required 40 hour training for anyone interested in providing support to survivors and their families through one on one interaction or through AFSSA’s 24- hour Helpline. This training delves into areas of crisis intervention via our hotline program, legal advocacy, immigration assistance, and hospital accompaniment for sexual assault survivors. This training is conducted by the SAFE Alliance and is held three times a year. Please refer to SAFE’s Direct Service Volunteer Guidelines for their orientations and their 40 Hour Core Advocate Training. Each program with Direct Services has an in house orientation that must be completed once the 40 hours at the SAFE Alliance has been completed.

Community Education Track

For those interested in becoming Community Educators, there is a required 40 hour track that provides training on becoming an outreach volunteer. This track includes an in-depth public speaking and presentation skills training. This training is conducted by the SAFE Alliance and is held three times a year. Please refer to SAFE’s Direct Service Volunteer Guidelines for their orientations and their 40 Hour Core Advocate Training.  There will also be an additional in-house orientation with the Community Education program once the 40 hours has been completed.

If interested please sign-up for an orientation by filling out and submitting this form:

If you have any questions you may also contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@afssaustin.org