Victim Services to Hold Volunteer Training

Sexual assault can happen to anyone.  And when it does, knowing there is someone to turn to can make all the difference in the world for victims and their families.  The Sexual Assault Program of Victim Services trains volunteers to offer such support to survivors of sexual assault in Dodge, Olmsted and Fillmore counties. This required 40-hour course teaches prospective volunteers the skills necessary to become crisis line advocates. The next training session will begin in January and run through February and be held at the Government Center. The training will consist of 10 sessions which will be held on Thursday evenings from 5:30PM-9:30PM  (Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25 Feb. 1, 15, 22). The remaining sessions will be Saturday morning 9AM-1PM (Jan. 13, 27, and Feb. 3).

The training will be held in Rochester and is free to those wanting to become volunteers.  For more information about becoming a volunteer with Victim Services, call Neil Dennison at 328-7276 or send him an email at

Interested applicants must apply by January 3rd, 2018!