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Crisis Line Volunteers
Our volunteer advocates go through a 40 hour training after which they are Certified Volunteer Advocates in the state of Minnesota. After completing training, our volunteers answer our 24/7 crisis line offering a caring voice to provide emotional support, referrals, and information for victims of sexual assault
and other crimes. Additionally, volunteer advocates assist victim/survivors at the hospital during a sexual assault exam as well as law enforcement interviews.
Crisis line shifts are nightly from 5 PM to 8 AM as well as weekend and holiday days from 8 AM to 5 PM. Crisis line advocates are able to take the crisis line cell phone home with them and volunteer from their house.
When a volunteer has the crisis line they are required to stay at their house the entire shift, unless they are called out to respond to Saint Mary's Emergency Department. Volunteers will be trained to answer crisis calls, help with de-escalation, safety planning, and connecting callers to resources. Volunteers are also trained to respond out to St. Mary's Emergency Department to support a victim of Sexual Assault. Before volunteering all volunteers must take the Free 40 Hour Sexual Asault Training.
Free 40 hour Sexual Assault Advocacy Training
Minimum Requirements to Volunteer
Want to Volunteer or Learn More?
You can contact our Volunteer Coordinator:
Neil Dennison -
firstname.lastname@example.org – 507 328-7276
click on the link below to fill out an application
Victim Services Volunteer Application