|Address||44 Merrimon Avenue Suite 1 Asheville, NC 28801|
|Contact Person||Caroline Mason|
Description of Agency:
Our VOICE, Inc. is a non-profit crisis intervention and prevention agency which serves victims of sexual violence, age 13 through adult, in Buncombe County. The agency was founded in 1974 as an all-volunteer grassroots organization. The agency remained underground until 1982 when we received our non-profit status and the first employee was hired. Now, 35 years and considerable growth later, Our VOICE employs seven paid staff and over 50 volunteers, working both to support the healing of survivors of sexual violence and to prevent future acts of sexual violence.
Be a Crisis Response Advocate: Volunteers answer the 24/7 crisis line (on evenings and weekends) providing immediate emotional and informational support and accompany individuals affected by rape and sexual assault in the Mission Hospital Emergency Room. A 30-hour training is required and volunteers must be at least 20 years old with a cell phone and reliable transportation. Fall 2012 Training will be held September 22nd through October 15th for 11 sessions, meeting Monday/Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Interviews will begin in August. For more information please complete this Volunteer Pre-Application and the Crisis Response Volunteer Coordinator will contact you for an interview. Read a detailed description of what Crisis Advocates Do.