Advocates and Advisors Needed for Memphis Advocacy, Resources, and Support (MARS)

Memphis Advocacy, Resources and Support (MARS)

UofM Advocates and Advisors Needed

for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Response

  • Advocates are specially trained volunteers who provide support to individuals in crisis, including survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault.
    • Advocates work with victims to provide support and to ensure that their interests are represented every step along the path of the University process as well as the criminal justice system.
    • Advocates may accompany those in crisis to University meetings, medical providers, law enforcement agencies and courts.
  • Advisors serve in a more limited role by providing information on advocates, University and community resources, and explaining University processes.

Requirements:

  • Enrollment in a graduate program at the University of Memphis.
  • Be in good academic and conduct standing.
  • 1 year volunteer service commitment.
  • Advocates must complete a 40 hour online training as well as training by University staff on University processes and community resources.
  • Advisors must complete training by University staff on University processes and community resources.

INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN ADVOCATE, ADVISOR OR LEARNING MORE?

To volunteer or find out more about the program, please complete the survey or email Dr. Iratzoqui at ratzoqui@memphis.edu

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