SAFE seeking volunteers for 24-hour hotline; training offered

CENTRALIA — The offices of SAFE are looking for people who are good listeners and want to help make the world a better place by offering support to those who have been affected by sexual assault.
 
The offices of Sexual Assault and Family Emergencies will be offering 40-hours of training for volunteers in Bond, Clay, Clinton, Effingham, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Washington and Wayne counties.
 
Volunteers will be trained to cover SAFE’s 24-hour hotline with staff support and should expect to travel to all three SAFE offices in Centralia, Effingham and Vandalia for training.
 
This is a great opportunity for social service college students, retired individuals, or someone just wanting to help others and get hands-on experience.
 
S.A.F.E. is a non-profit organization offering confidential, free services to victims and those affected by sexual violence.
 
Services include medical and legal advocacy, crisis intervention, educational prevention programs, information and referral, and counseling.
 
You can download and complete a volunteer application form at safecrisiscenter.org or call Teresa, the Volunteer Coordinator at (618)283-1414.