Volunteer @ Aurora

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Volunteer at The Aurora Center!
Learn, advocate, educate.

The Aurora Center offers volunteer opportunities at The University of Minnesota that are focused on providing support to survivors and educating to the campus. All positions are designed to foster leadership and professional skill development for volunteers.

We are now accepting applications for our Direct Service Advocate and Violence Prevention Educator volunteer positions. First, review our Aurora Volunteer Application Packet linked below. Then apply before Monday, November 21, 2022.

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Direct Service Advocate

Direct Service Advocates (DSA's) are trained as confidential crisis counselors to listen, provide support, and explain options to victim/survivors and concerned folks on our 24-hour helpline after business hours. They also respond to campus hospitals to provide support during medical forensic exams. This position requires 40 hours of training, which is provided to selected volunteer applicants by Aurora staff in January-February.

Violence Prevention Educator

Violence Prevention Educators (VPE's) facilitate workshops on campus and educate on the issues of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and other related topics. VPE's are confidential advocates trained to facilitate conversations that follow Aurora's Power of Respect Curriculum. This position requires 40 hours of training, which is provided to selected volunteer applicants by Aurora staff in January-February.

Special Projects Volunteer

Looking to get involved with our office? Would you be interested in representing The Aurora Center by staffing various events across campus?

Special Projects Volunteers (SPV's) serve as our lead volunteers for tabling at event and serving as ambassadors of The Aurora Center across campus. SPVs  also coordinate our involvement in new student orientation, Welcome Week, Homecoming and Paint the Bridge activities throughout the summer and fall.

This role requires 6 hours of training that takes place in June. Check back in Spring to apply to be an SPV.

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