AFSSA
APPLICATION AND TRAINING

APPLICATION

What are the steps to becoming an AFSSA volunteer?

One: Orientation

AFSSA volunteers play a very important role in helping us accomplish our mission to promote abuse free Asian communities. To find out more about the agency and the volunteering opportunities available, please attend one of the several orientations during the year. Dates for the orientation can be found on the Volunteer Training Calendar.

Attending an AFSSA Volunteer Orientation is the first requirement for becoming a volunteer!

If interested, please sign-up for an orientation by sending an email to volunteer@afssaustin.org. If you have any questions you may also contact the Volunteer Coordinator  at 512-949-5948.

Two: Application

All AFSSA volunteers are required to fill out a volunteer application describing their interest and experience. Click here to download  the Volunteer Application. After attending an AFSSA Volunteer Orientation, you can submit your application to volunteer@afssaustin.org.

Three: Interview

After your application is reviewed, the Volunteer Coordinator will meet with your to discuss your experiences and interests. Additionally, all Direct Service Volunteers are required to meet with the Direct Service staff to discuss their interest areas and potential opportunities.

Four: Background Check

All volunteers interested in volunteering for AFSSA must be willing to submit to a background check, also found in the application. After your background check has been processed, you will be contacted with next steps.

TRAINING

Required Training

Basic Volunteer Training

This 20 hour training educates  volunteers on the various issues impacting survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and sex trafficking. This is required for all volunteers.

Additional Training Tracks

Direct Service Track

For those interested in working with clients, this is an additional 20 hour training for anyone interested in providing support to survivors and their families through one on one interaction or through AFSSA’s 24- hour Helpline. This training delves into areas of crisis intervention, legal advocacy, immigration assistance and peer to peer counseling.

Community Education Track

For those interested in becoming Community Educators, there is an additional 20 hour track that provides training on becoming an outreach volunteer. This track includes an in-depth public speaking and presentation skills training.

Interpreter Track

For those interested in becoming language interpreters, this 24- hour Social Service Interpreter training prepares bi-lingual volunteers to provide language services to limited English proficient clients.

If interested please sign-up for an orientation by sending an email to volunteer@afssaustin.org. If you have any questions you may also contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 512-949-5948.