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.

Read before applying to learn about the volunteer roles, expectations and training dates.


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Direct Service Advocate

Direct Service Advocates are trained to listen, provide support, and explain options to callers on our 24-hour help line during non-business hours. Advocates may also do follow-up work with clients in the office.

Violence Prevention Educator

Violence Prevention Educators (VPEs) give presentations to college peers on the issues of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and other related topics. They gain language skills to have conversations with friends and community members to foster change through leadership development.

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 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.


Volunteer Application

We are no longer accepting applications to our Special Projects Volunteer role.

COMING SOON: Application for Aurora's 40 hour certification training.