Volunteer Opportunities at PASAC
- Crisis Response Advocate: With the STAND BY ME campaign, PASAC is asking the community to stand by those who are affected by sexual violence. One of the most important and needed ways community members can directly volunteer to help sexual assault victims is by serving as volunteer crisis response advocates. PASAC’s Crisis Response Services include:
- 24-Hour Crisis Line: Advocates provide advocacy services such as safety planning, information and resources, and referrals. Crisis line callers may be sexual assault victims who are in a state of crisis needing assistance, family members or friends wanting to help a loved one, or community members requesting information about reporting or making referrals.
- Medical Advocacy: Advocates meet sexual assault victims at local emergency rooms to provide support and information which will help them to make informed decisions about their medical care and legal rights.
Volunteer Crisis Response Advocates may choose to provide one or both crisis response services. If volunteers choose to provide medical advocacy, they may also select which regional hospitals they are able to serve. For example, a volunteer from McCracken County may choose to serve only the 2 hospitals in this county or may also be willing to serve other neighboring counties.
To become a Crisis Response Volunteer, you must be at least 20 years old. Fill out an application by clicking the link below and return to Amanda Harris, PASAC’s Family Advocate, via email, fax, mail or in person at our Paducah office.
- Special Events/Fundraising: PASAC participates in at least 2 signature fundraisers every year including Men Who Cook and BBQ on the River. Volunteers are needed for such events to help recruit sponsors, set up and tear down the day of, and facilitate the events. We also participate in smaller fundraising events such as the Knights of Columbus Fish Fry as well as community awareness events as those opportunities are available and may need volunteer assistance.
- Prevention Education Programming: Our Prevention Education Program provides the Darkness to Light (D2L) training to adult community members interested in learning how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Community groups such as churches, clubs, or businesses are ideal groups to participate. PASAC has several trained D2L facilitators. Please contact Lauren Barks, our Prevention Education Coordinator, to learn more or to schedule training. Trainings may be held at our facility or a convenient location in the community.
- Item Donations: To invest in the quality of our client services, PASAC can always use donation assistance with commonly used items. Our Center Needs List provides a list of such items and how they are used. Personally donating a few items or organizing a donation drive is a great way to get involved! Please contact Amberly Walker, PASAC’s Community Outreach Coordinator, to schedule a donation drive.
- Monetary Donations: PASAC provides a variety of ways to make financial donations. For more information or to make a donation, click Donate.