Sexual Assault Services
A program of Lutheran Social Services of WI and Upper MI, Inc.
How to Help
Volunteer Opportunities 
 
Racine Volunteer Advocates
Racine Volunteer Advocates answer our 24-hour crisis line and respond to Wheaton Franciscan Health Care-All Saints ER (formerly St. Mary's Hospital). Volunteers provide support and information about resources to survivors of sexual assault. They take one 24-hour shift per month.

Burlington Volunteer Advocates
Burlington Volunteer Advocates respond to Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington, and do not respond to the calls on the crisis line.  Burlington volunteers provide support and information about resources to survivors while they are at the hospital.  The time and duration of on call shifts in Burlington are flexible.

Volunteer Requirements
All of our Volunteer Advocates must be at least 18 years old, have access to a car, attend our training, and pass a background check (there may be additional requirements, including a TB test and flu shot, depending on where the Volunteer Advocate is responding.) Volunteer Advocates also must be able to respond to the hospital within about 30-45 minutes of being called.
 

Volunteer Training
The Volunteer Advocate training consists of about 20 hours spread over either 4 weeknights and a weekend day,
or 6 weeknights. 
If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Advocate, please contact Michelle Englund at (262) 619-1634 or michelle.englund@lsswis.org.
Donations
If you are not able to volunteer in our program, but would still like to contribute to our efforts, you could help by donating one of the following items:
  • New clothes are needed for victims to wear when they leave the hospital (victims’ clothes are taken for evidence collection, and t-shirts, sweat pants, underwear, etc are needed for them to go home in.)
  • Body lotions & shower gels to be given to victims seen at the hospital
  • General art and craft supplies for the children in our counseling program
  • Bus passes or fuel only gas cards so that clients can access our services
  • Forever stamps 
  • Monetary donations are always needed and appreciated
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