Become an Advocate

The role of an advocate is to provide information, offer options and support clients in their decisions. The advocate is a facilitator, sharing knowledge, giving choices and acting as a guide.  SVC offers training opportunities throughout the year for volunteers and interns.

Our next advocacy training starts September 2019!

Our trainings are structured in compliance with MN statutory guidelines, with a 40-training-hour minimum of instruction (over the course of several weeks) to build sexual assault advocacy competency. This training prepares advocates to provide direct services to victims/survivors of sexual violence, including answering SVC’s crisis line and supporting victims/survivors in the hospital. Supplemental trainings are offered for those volunteers interested in providing one-to-one peer counseling , facilitating support groups, teaching about sexual violence in schools and legal advocacies.

For more information on our internship program, read our flyer!

If you would like more information, please fill out the form below.  Alternatively, you can call our Volunteer Services Manager, Naomi Miezwa, at 612.871.5100 x22, or email her at

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