Be a part of our mission to spark change, putting an end to violence and oppression. You may not know how you fit in as a volunteer just yet, but that’s OK. Whatever your passion, talents or time commitment, there is a place for you.
OUR CORE MISSION
To end sexual violence and child abuse. Let’s support survivors, strengthen families and remind our neighbors we ALL have the power to hope, heal and grow.
We work in three different programs and would love for you to come alongside us to educate our community and bring hope to survivors. Remember, Lotus is a nonprofit, providing free services to all of our clients. Your willingness to volunteer is crucial to the hope and healing we’re able to bring to our community.
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Lotus Sexual Violence Resource Center works with sexual violence survivors of all ages. We are here to respond immediately to the crisis, as well as provide ongoing advocacy and specialized therapy services throughout the healing process.
Lotus Children’s Advocacy Center works with children and families who have experienced any type of abuse. Lotus provides a wide range of services including family advocacy, medical exams, specialized therapy, court preparation, and more.
Lotus Collective Empowerment works to educate and engage the community in supporting survivors and building a safer community. Through collaboration, outreach, education, and social justice advocacy, we are working to deepen understanding and inspire action. We offer awareness and educational programs for youth and adults as well as specialized training for professionals.
Each of these areas need volunteers to help us continue our mission and create stronger, safer communities. Fill out this form to sign up or call us at 270-534-4422 if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your willingness to serve your friends and neighbors!
Who are we looking for?
We’re looking for someone who wants to help; who’s passionate about seeing their community become a place that is free of violence and oppression. Someone who’s tired of hearing about sexual assault, child abuse and neglect in the news or from those they care about. We’re looking for someone who’s willing to share their expertise, their time and their compassion for others.
What's your time commitment?
That’s up to you. We will work with you and the time you’re able to give.
Is there any training involved?
For any volunteer positions that have direct contact with survivors we will have training sessions with you. We want to empower you to use your talents with a trauma-informed approach.
What Volunteer Opportunities are there?
- Assemble program packets, folders, mailings, shred documents, etc. (Paducah or Murray office).
- Review literature/research, create/organize professional training catalogs, data entry, etc.
Yard work, cleaning, carpentry, electrical work, flooring work, plumbing, etc. (Paducah or Murray office)
- Gather/organize program materials and data
- Assist with programs and/or outreach events
- Fundraising assistance at special events, In-Kind donation drives, mailings, etc.
Provide advocacy to victims in hospital emergency room, (requires on-call hours from 5pm-9am and weekend hours, volunteer chooses days to be on call and the hospital they’re willing to travel to).
Accompany victims to police and/or court proceedings
Support services such as follow up calls, mailings, appointment reminder calls, etc.
Answering phones, greeting clients, etc. (needed specifically on Fridays, Murray and Paducah)
Care for children in the Lotus waiting area and during group sessions, Parent Cafes, etc.
Health & Wellness
Do you have expertise in any of the following areas? We will train you to share your knowledge to help survivors heal and move forward in all areas of life.
- Physical (yoga/dance/Zumba/massage therapy/gardening, etc.)
- Comfort Care (making blankets, child exam gowns, hospital bundles, etc.)
- Financial (teaching financial literacy/budgeting, etc.)
- Vocational (job preparedness, etc.)
- Creative (Storytelling, writing, art, photography, videography, music, etc.)
If you’re unable to volunteer your time right now, consider becoming a financial partner. You’ll be able to help educate children, give hope to a survivor or provide counseling services to a child who needs it.