If you are a human and are seeing this field, please leave it blank. Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with us. We rely very heavily on our volunteers to provide a caring, supportive, and compassionate experience for our storytellers. Before you fill out the application, there are a couple requirements we want to make sure you know. All of our volunteer scheduling and communication happens on our Slack channel. If you're not familiar with Slack, it will be explained to you. There is a Slack app for iOS and Android (which we highly recommend), or there is a desktop app for your computer. Or you can login through the actual website, which will be provided to you. Our volunteers each commit to one day a week to respond to 10-15 of the most recent stories at avfti.org. You will be added to a day team, and your whole team responds on the day you've chosen. All of our volunteers must be comfortable talking online about sexual violence, and talking with people about their experiences. Training will be provided on how to respond. All of our volunteers must be willing to complete an online training after completion of this application. If any of this sounds like too much of a commitment, we totally understand. However for the people who come to us for help, we must hold our volunteers to a high standard. Please only proceed with the application if you agree to the above terms. If it all sounds feasible to you, please scroll down to complete the application. We are glad you're here. First Name * Last Name * Birth Date * Email * Phone * City * State * Country * What is your occupation? * Do you have any special training or certifications? * How did you hear about AVFTI? * List all (if any) AVFTI events you’ve attended: Do you volunteer regularly for any other group / organization? * YesNo If so, which organizations and how often? Have you ever been charged with any offense that was violent or sexual in nature? * YesNo Have you ever been charged with theft, burglary, receiving stolen property, or any similar offenses? * YesNo If yes, please explain Would you be comfortable talking to victims of rape and / sexual abuse about their experiences? * YesNo If no, please explain: We ask our volunteers to commit to at least one day per week to come on the site and respond to the previous week's worth of stories. You can respond more if you'd like, but one day per week is the minimum. Ideally, we try and commit people to sign up for the same day every week. You will learn more about this later. Can you commit to being scheduled one consistent day of your choice per week? * YesNo Before becoming a certified volunteer, you must complete an online training. It will take no longer than an hour, and you will have access to it as soon as you submit this application. Upon completion, you will receive information about joining our community and selecting your day to respond to stories. If you can't complete right now, a link will be given to revisit the training. Are you willing and able to complete this training? YesNo Do you require any special accommodations when volunteering with us at events or otherwise? * YesNo If yes, please explain: We ask that all volunteers respond to stories on our site in order to show support and compassion to those who choose to share with us. Aside from responding to stories, how else might you be interested in volunteering? * Working eventsSetting up benefits/events in your hometownResearchWeb developmentData entrySomething else (enter below) A Voice For The Innocent respects your feelings, opinions, comfort level, and personal beliefs in every aspect, and we value your honesty about ways we can make your volunteer experience as fulfilling as possible. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to create a more comfortable environment for you. Is there anything else you feel we should know about you? Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the AVFTI Volunteer Team! You will receive a confirmation email when your application is received, as well as steps to take to begin volunteer training on your own. If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact our volunteer coordinator at [email protected].