Volunteers are essential to the success of WASAC. Training for volunteers is held 1 to 2 times a year. The training is required for all volunteers and is approximately 40 hours in length. A variety of topics are covered to prepare the volunteer for their work at WASAC. Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older. Volunteers provide services in two areas: Victim Advocate and Speakers Bureau.
Victim advocates take a minimum of two 12 hour shifts on the crisis line per month. All of the calls go through an answering service, so the crisis line can be answered from your home. While on call, victim advocates may be called to respond to the hospital to be with a victim during the collection of evidence. Victim advocates also provide services to friends and family members of the person that has been sexually assaulted.
Public education is a critical agency service. Programs are provided that address child sexual abuse, rape and awareness. Presentations are prepared to include all audiences from preschoolers to groups of older men and women. Specific programs include: Personal Safety Awareness, Protective Parenting and General Community Awareness Programs.