Become an Our VOICE Advocate
Crisis Advocates provide emotional and informational support to callers on our 24-hour hotline. They may accompany individuals affected by sexual assault to medical exams. This is an exceptional way to offer support to survivors in our community. Volunteers must be at least 20 years old with a cell phone and reliable transportation. Read more about Our VOICE Crisis Advocates.
Promote Our VOICE: We are always looking for volunteers to distribute Our VOICE flyers and other informational materials throughout Buncombe County. Providing community members with information about the agency increases community awareness about available services and healing support. Please call (828) 252-0562 for details.
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. Prevention Education Volunteers must attend the 21-hour Crisis Advocate Training and be available during school hours (Monday-Friday, 8 am -3 pm). 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 events please contact Val Collins.
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 Daniel Lee.