We have a few ways in which you can help the work of the PCA through workstudy, volunteering, or academic internships.
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. 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.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Sarah J. Berg, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator/Interim Director - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work-Study & Internship Opportunities
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 of prevention and education programs and their implementation. 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 summer to summer. This position does not provide crisis response and/or victim advocacy.
For more information on this position contact Jenn Doe, Violence Prevention Education Coordinator, email@example.com.
University of Denver/MSU Denver MSW Internships
Please contact Sarah Berg, Interim Director (firstname.lastname@example.org), for more information on the application process for these positions.