Sexual Assault Services is Recruiting Volunteers to Provide Support to Survivors

Published on January 18, 2021

Sexual Assault Services is Recruiting Volunteers to Provide Support to Survivors

Sexual Assault Services (SAS) is seeking dedicated volunteers to provide advocacy and support to sexual assault survivors in Calhoun County or Van Buren County, depending on volunteer’s location and preference. Those interested must first apply online at and attend the five-session training on:

  • Saturdays, March 6 & 13, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, March 9 & 16, 5:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

“SAS volunteers are a part of a solution that promotes positive social change. That, along with their compassionate, sensitive support, and their non-judgmental acceptance will greatly help facilitate recovery for survivors of sexual violence,” says Pamela Buhcko, Sexual Assault Services volunteer coordinator. “We could not do what we do without our volunteers.”

For the safety of our applicants and staff, masks must be worn at all times and social distancing of six feet or more from others will be required. Before each session, we will conduct health screenings and have sanitizing stations in the room.

Applicants must be able to attend all training sessions, be at least 18 years of age, have access to transportation, agree to the Sexual Assault Service volunteer terms and pass a background check.

Please call Pam Buchko, volunteer coordinator, at (269) 245-3906 for more information about volunteering and for an application.

Sexual Assault Services is committed to providing empathic, non-judgmental and comprehensive services; offering support and advocacy for survivors and others affected by sexual assault or abuse; raising awareness of sexual assault; engaging others to help in holding offenders accountable; and working toward a community free of sexual violence.