Applicants must have successfully completed the Violence Prevention Workshop and the Peer Advocate Training in order to be considered for this volunteer position.
Current volunteers have reported the following positive experiences as a result of their involvement with the Peer Educator Program: NOTE: Students may be involved with Students Against Sexual Assault (SASA) without becoming a VOICE Center Peer Educator (and thus not going through training or making a one year commitment).
To hear more about this possibility, call the VOICE Center office at 994-5682.
Following is a description of each type of position. Victim Advocates are student volunteers who are trained to provide information, crisis intervention and support services to anyone affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking.
Services that Peer Advocates provide include: answering the crisis line; meeting with survivors one on one; accompanying survivors to help with reporting, accessing medical, legal, and/or other services; talking with friends and family members of survivors about how to best support their loved one. The 40-hour training session will include education in the following areas: The VOICE Center’s Peer Educator program is intended to create a team of educators to co-facilitate educational presentations to student peers, student organizations, and Bobcat Athletic teams.
Peer educators will be required to attend a 1 hour meeting each month to receive updates and continued education.
The VOICE Center was formed to: Giving Power Back – the VOICE Center’s Empowerment-Based Approach VOICE Center advocates help restore personal power and dignity to survivors of interpersonal violence by providing choices and decision-making opportunities. We also help survivors and their loved ones to become aware of and understand all of the options available to them.
At the VOICE Center, we firmly believe that survivors of interpersonal violence know what is best for them, and we respect their decisions.
We are committed to working with survivors to provide support throughout their healing process.Back to the Top The VOICE Center is a peer-based program that provides education and advocacy on issues of sexual and domestic violence in the MSU community.The VOICE Center emphasizes empowerment of the survivor and peer-based services provided by staff and trained advocates.VOICE Center Advocates can talk to you, either on the phone or in person, about your relationship and concerns you may have; reporting options; temporary orders of protection; support groups; counseling, and medical resources available to you. Mission Statement Volunteering Resources Confidentiality Policy Sexual Assault Sexual Assault Services at MSURelationship Violence Stalking The Montana State University VOICE Center is committed to the belief that all people have the right to live free from violence and the fear of violence.They can also accompany or assist survivors in accessing medical, legal, or other services. We recognize that sexual and relationship violence are not isolated incidents, but rather are the expression of a pervasive attitude in which violence and control are acted out in a gendered and sexual manner.We believe that interpersonal violence can best be addressed through social action, education, and advocacy.