High Fives

• Be part of the movement to end oppression and sexual violence

• Provide a valuable service to the community

• Gain communication skills and knowledge that can travel with you for the rest of your life

• Empower survivors of sexual violence to heal and transform their own lives

• Belong to a community of dedicated and caring volunteers

• Create a culture where you can be yourself

• Empower youth and adults in the community by giving them tools to prevent sexual violence

BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING

WHO WILL YOU MEET?

Sexual Assault Services Organization (SASO) is a community of people. We are of different genders, ages, cultures, races, ethnicities, religions, languages, sexual orientations, nationalities, survivor statuses, abilities, socioeconomic statuses and experiences. We come together for the purposes of transformation for ourselves, with others and for the world at large.

This transformation is fueled by the hope and the possibility of healing. It is based in the knowledge that we deserve, and actively pursue, a world filled with safety, love, compassion and equal power.  By joining this community, you are declaring that you, too, believe in the power of healing and transformation.

"I have learned so much more from the people I meet than I could ever give to them."

THOMAS, SASO VOLUNTEER

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

24-HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE ADVOCATE

 Hearing understanding and supportive words after disclosing an assault can make all the difference in a survivor’s path to healing. You can be a voice of hope by becoming a hotline advocate for SASO.

 

As an advocate you provide:

 

•Local emotional support information

•Support at the hospital, court & with law enforcement

•Complete confidentiality

•Access to resources

•Empowerment & healing

"Knowing that I can positively impact the life of someone in need is a reward beyond words"

ERIN, HOTLINE ADVOCATE

SASO provides a free 30 hour hotline training every Spring and Fall.

 

If you are interested in becoming a hotline advocate contact SASO's Volunteer Advocacy Coordinator, Emily Prigmore at emily@durangosaso.org.

 

PREVENTION EDUCATION

CHILD ASSAULT PREVENTION PROGRAM (CAPP)
BYSTANDER INTERVENTION VOLUNTEER

If you are interested in volunteering for our CAPP or Bystander programs please contact SASO's volunteer coordinator at emily@durangosaso.org

**DUE TO COVID-19, OUR CAPP AND BYSTANDER PROGRAMS ARE NOT ACTIVE.  SEE COVID POLICIES HERE.

FIRST RESPONDER TRAINING

An educational opportunity open to everyone interested in learning the realities of sexual assault used as a tool for multiple oppressions, how to work towards preventing it, and how to help someone who has experienced sexual assault (7 hours).  For more information, go to the First Responder/Ayuda page.

COUNCIL ON SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION

The goal of the CSVP is to guide violence prevention programming for groups in La Plata County by assessing needs, evaluating programs, raising awareness, providing advocacy and developing leadership. This council hopes to become a model for:

 

• Reducing sexual violence in our community

• Increasing awareness of individual and social impacts of sexual violence

• Providing support necessary for empowerment of those directly affected by sexual violence

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Become a SASO board member and have a hand in guiding the community wide effort to end sexual violence and oppression. Participate in fundraising efforts, marketing, and networking to continue to expand the SASO family.  If you are interested in becoming a board member, contact Executive Director, Maura Doherty-Demko, at maura@durangosaso.org

ADDRESS

701 S. Camino del Rio Suite #312, Durango CO 81301 

The Elhi, 487 Shoshone Suite #463 Ignacio CO 81137

EMAIL

PHONE

Durango: 970.259.3074

Ignacio: 970.563.0695

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