LAS VEGAS – Signs of HOPE, an organization formerly known as The Rape Crisis Center that provides a broad range of services for survivors of sexual violence and exploitation, is seeking volunteers from the Southern Nevada community. The organization relies on trained volunteers to help deliver vital services and raise awareness about Signs of HOPE’s prevention, education and counseling programs. Through its Advocate University, a comprehensive, 50-hour training course, new volunteers are versed in all aspects of the organization’s services and community resources for survivors, and they receive training on how to respond to individuals in crisis, how the investigation and criminal justice process works for sexual assault cases and how to represent the Signs of HOPE at community events.
Currently, Signs of HOPE has volunteer openings for its 24/7 sexual assault hotline, RISE human trafficking hotline, hospital visits to support those who elect to go to UMC for a forensic sexual assault exam, and event/office work. Signs of HOPE is accepting applications now for the next Advocate University that begins on September 20. New volunteers must be at least 21 years of age. Trainees who complete the Advocate University course will earn a Credentialed Advocate (CA) accreditation through the National Advocate Credentialing Program. Interested parties are encouraged to apply via the organization’s website- sohlv.org/volunteer/.
About Signs of HOPE
Signs of HOPE – Healing, Options, Prevention and Education – is a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering hope, help and healing to those affected by sexual violence and exploitation. The organization was founded in 1974 by Florence McClure and Sandra Petta as the Community Action Against Rape (CAAR) and operated as The Rape Crisis Center from 2004-2021. Today, Signs of HOPE operates a 24/7 crisis hotline, SMS text and online chat daily and provides hospital response for sexual assault victims. In addition, the organization provides counseling, advocacy and support to help victims throughout the healing process, for as long as it takes. Through its Resources and Integration for Survivor Empowerment or RISE program, the organization provides crisis response and long-term case management services to victims of all forms of human trafficking. Signs of HOPE is committed to raising awareness of sexual assault and exploitation by engaging in prevention efforts, educational programs and community outreach, particularly to youth. The Signs of HOPE 24-hour hotline number is 702-366-1640. For more information and online chat services, visit sohlv.org.
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