Oct. 23, 2013
The Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) in Charlottesville is reaching out for more volunteers for their 24-hour hotline.
SARA trains volunteers for their 24-hour hotline twice a year with a six-week course.
Volunteers are educated on the stereotypes and facts behind sexual assaults, as well as how to deal with crisis management and intervention.
Crisis Services Coordinator Theresa Miller says that these volunteers are the backbone of the hotline program.
"If they weren't there answering the phones, then we wouldn't be able to have the hotline out there for survivors, family and friends of survivors to call any time of the day, so they are very essential."
Thirteen new volunteers have signed up for the hotline training; the most SARA has been in the past 4 years.
Click on the link below to learn more about SARA.