We have a few ways in which you can help the work of the PCA through workstudy, volunteering, or academic internships.
The PCA Ambassador Volunteer Program
The PCA’s ambassador program enables individuals to participate and volunteer with the PCA without the same time commitment as the Helpline Advocate or the Violence Prevention Educator (VPE). Ambassadors attend a half day training that covers the basics of interpersonal violence and what the PCA does. Individuals who successfully complete this training will then be added to our Ambassador list. When we host a program, speaker, or attend a resource fair, Ambassadors will be emailed the details and can sign up for events based on their availability. We also encourage Ambassadors to be just that, ambassadors for the PCA across campus, sharing what the PCA does and why it is important. We may also ask you to assist with other outreach activities and marketing initiatives across campus.
Please send your completed application form to Jessica Howard – Jessica.2.Howard@ucdenver.edu . It is a rolling application deadline. So please contact us at any time and we will let you know when the next training is.
Helpline Advocates will be trained to provide advocacy, crisis intervention, information and referrals to the Auraria campus, regarding issues of relationship violence, sexual assault and stalking. Advocates will handle a wide variety of calls that may include:
- providing a listening ear and emotional support to callers
- explaining the criminal justice process
- discussing options with a survivor
- directing callers to resources on-campus or in the community
- educating callers about interpersonal violence
- assisting family and friends in developing skills to help support a loved one who has experienced violence
- and more!
Advocates will be provided with an on-call cell phone, which they will carry for 4 day long shifts. When requested, advocates will also provide on-scene response during business hours. Students, staff, faculty and community members are eligible for this volunteer position and students can use this as an internship experience.
Volunteers must attend the 40 hour training to be eligible. This valuable training covers crisis intervention and advocacy skills, information about the criminal justice system and protection orders, police investigations, sexual assault forensic exams, the District Attorney process, dynamics of interpersonal violence, cultural competency, and more. All participants will receive a certificate of completion after the training.
Application Form and FAQs
HELPLINE TRAINING BEGINS JUNE 4TH!!!!
Please contact email@example.com with questions.
Violence Prevention Educator
Violence Prevention Educators (VPE) are students who receive 30 hours of training to provide consistent, thorough information about relationship violence, sexual assault and stalking and related topics to the Auraria campus. VPEs will be involved in the design and implementation of prevention and education programs. VPEs are expected to outreach to faculty and the campus to secure classroom presentations at all three schools. VPEs will actively engage in campus awareness activities, classroom presentations, and educational presentations to various campus groups.
The VPE position is primarily a work-study position (but we will consider 1 year unpaid academic internships) and runs for one year from August to May. This position does not provide crisis response and/or victim advocacy.
If you would like to apply to be a 2013-2014 Violence Prevention Educator for the PCA, then please complete the below application and return it to the PCA by July 10th, 2013 to be considered for an interview.
For more information on this position contact Jessica Frazier, Victim Services Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Denver/MSU Denver MSW Internships
Please contact Jessica Frazier, Victim Services Coordinator (email@example.com), for more information on the application process for these positions for the 2013-2014 academic year.