Here are some of the ways you can volunteer with Our VOICE
Promote Our VOICE: Distribute Our VOICE flyers and other informational materials throughout Buncombe County. Please call (828) 252-0562 for details.
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. For more information please complete this Volunteer Pre-Application and the Crisis Response Volunteer Coordinator will contact you. Read a detailed description of what Crisis Advocates Do.
Educate the Community: Our VOICE’s Prevention Education & Outreach programs are aimed at breaking down myths, challenging harmful attitudes, advocating for healthy relationships and consent, and preventing sexual violence. Volunteers must be 20 years old. For more information, please complete this Volunteer Pre-Application and the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you.
Mentor with Climbing Toward Confidence: Climbing Toward Confidence is a program of Our VOICE that serves low-income girls age 12-14. This innovative after-school program brings rock climbing opportunities to girls who otherwise would not have access to climbing, and through that experience, builds confidence and strengthens voice. For more information, please complete this Volunteer Pre-Application and the CTC Coordinator will contact you.
Help with Special Events: Our VOICE holds two large special events each year. Planning committees meet beginning in October and events are held in April. If you have experience working with events, fundraising, and/or marketing and would like to sit on a committee for either HeartWorks (the Survivor’s Art Show) or the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes events please contact Robin Payne.
Volunteer with Bar Outreach: Educate bar/restaurant owners and staff about how they can help prevent Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA). Trainings happen throughout the year. For more information please contact Danny Lee.
Serve on the Sexual Assault Prevention Task Force: Are you a service provider, faith leader, professional, youth worker, or other interested community member who would like to help promote sexual assault awareness in Buncombe County and beyond? This group meets monthly to discuss topics and create action in sexual assault prevention. For more information please contact Leah Rubinsky.