April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!
Use Your Power! Come out to our events during Sexual Assault Awareness Month #saam to learn more so you can #recognize dangerous situations, #support a friend, or learn how to #intervene. Tweet & instagram our hashtags. Ask for consent every time in every sexual encounter. Tell us about it at #iaskforconsent! Read about all our events at www.udel.edu/saam. Call Student Wellness at 831-3457 if you have questions about the events.
Application Process for S.O.S.
If you are interested in applying to become a victim advocate with S.O.S., please read this page completely and then click on the "Online Application Form" button at the bottom to complete the application form. You must click on the "Submit" button in order for your completed application to be submitted. Note: if you complete the online form when we are not in an active application process, we will hold your application over until the next application process begins.
The volunteer members of S.O.S. welcome anyone interested in becoming a victim advocate. We are seeking women and men interested in providing support for survivors of sexual assault and their family and friends, as well as providing education for the community. Applicants do not need to have studied rape or sexual offense. We provide training. We are looking for people who can listen to and understand the wide range of feelings that accompany this very traumatic issue, and convey that understanding back to others.
Participation in S.O.S. includes being "on-call" to assist survivors via our 24-hour crisis service. We also want your help in presenting programs or leading discussion groups in the residence halls, classrooms and Newark community to dispel myths, misunderstandings, and mis-communications which surround the issues of sexual assault and intimate partner violence.
Our application period is now CLOSED!
DEADLINE: Applications were due by Friday, October 26, 2012 at 5:00pm. We will be in another application period next Fall 2013.
When we are in an application period, you can complete our online application or pick up a hard copy at Student Wellness & Health Promotion, 231 South College Avenue, (the white house next to Morris Library).
Interviews are held in early November and notifications made by end of November.
The interviewing process consists of up to two interviews with S.O.S. members; applicants will be interviewed by current S.O.S. members and may be asked back for a second interview. For ease in scheduling, the form asks applicants to list the names of any current S.O.S. members whom they know. Our goal is to arrange interviews with people whom applicants do not yet know. Please allow one full hour for the interview, though the entire hour may not be needed. Interviews provide a casual opportunity for us to begin to get to know the applicants and for applicants to ask any questions they may have about S.O.S.
Training is critical and thus, if an applicant cannot commit to all training sessions, she or he cannot be accepted as an S.O.S. member.
Each applicant must be able to attend all training sessions in order to be considered. In the event of inclement weather for these weekends, we will postpone if necessary. Training is extensive and serves to: develop the group as a trusting team; cover the critical information you need to be an effective victim advocate; provide you with the practice necessary to prepare you for beeper duty; and prepare you to be able to conduct educational sexual assault programs. Training is mandatory for new volunteers, which means that your attendance is required at all of the following training sessions. Details regarding meals, housing, and training locations will be provided to you prior to the first training session.
Winter 2013 MANDATORY Training Dates:
Fri, Jan. 11, 2013: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Sat, Jan. 12, 2013: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Breakfast & Lunch provided)
Sun, Jan. 13, 2013: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Breakfast & Lunch provided)
Fri, Jan. 18, 2013: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Sat, Jan. 19, 2013: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Breakfast & Lunch provided)
Sun, Jan. 20, 2013: 11:00am - 4:00pm (Lunch provided)
Note to Seniors: It is S.O.S.' policy not to accept graduating seniors UNLESS you know you will remain in this area after graduation for at least one more semester. Often it takes until mid-way through Spring semester for newly trained volunteers to start taking the beeper. Therefore, it is not a good investment of our time and resources to train new people who cannot then serve the organization for at least 2 semesters. It is also a poor investment of your time and energy if you are unable to get a fair amount of experience after training. If you have additional questions about this policy, please call me to discuss.
If you have read all of the above information about the application process, you may now complete the
Online Application Form.
If you prefer not to complete the application online, you can print & complete a hard copy version, and submit by the deadline listed above. We thank you for your interest in S.O.S.! If you have any questions about the application process or training, feel free to contact S.O.S. via email at email@example.com, by calling Angela Seguin at 302-831-3457, or by stopping by Student Wellness & Health Promotion at 231 South College Avenue.
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