“You listened. You believed. You supported me. You reassured me it was not my fault and that you genuinely cared.”
Get Inspired. Get Involved. Volunteer!
To get involved and start Volunteering:
- Send resume, Cover Letter and two Letters of Recommendation emailed to Susan Leech at firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Complete Sexual Assault Counselor (SAC) Training for all Volunteer Opportunities. Click here to view Volunteer Training Schedule.
- FBI and PA Act 33/34 Certifications. Please see links below to apply for certifications.
24/7 PAAR volunteers make a difference in the lives of survivors of sexual violence. PAAR volunteers
- listen and provide crisis support to victims on the Helpline
- support and inform victims at emergency departments and police stations
- provide education and coping strategies to survivors
- participate as a member of an invaluable team
Join PAAR’s amazing volunteers supporting the children, men and women who have been victimized and are seeking healing from sexual violence.
7 Reasons Volunteering Matters
- PAAR’s Volunteers provide crisis support both daytime (Mon-Fri/9am-5pm) and after-hours (Mon-Sun) on our 24/7 Helpline.
- PAAR Volunteers spent/provided 9,236 hours supporting survivors of sexual violence.
- PAAR’s Volunteers meet victims at the 17 hospitals in Allegheny County.
- 1,873 survivors were connected by Volunteers with in-person support in emergency departments and legal proceedings.
- PAAR’s Volunteers educate elementary, middle and high school programs on bystander intervention and prevention of sexual violence.
- Volunteers impacted over 10,000 individuals throughout Allegheny County communities with education and outreach efforts.
- PAAR’s Volunteers are INVALUABLE. Volunteers connected over 1,000 children and adults to counseling services.
“I serve on the crisis helpline. It’s confidential, 24/7. The Helpline is available to anyone who has been impacted by sexual violence. Whether the caller is reaching out for support in the moment, wanting to help a friend or family member or just needs information, the Helpline is here for them.”