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Category: Human Services

Type: Internship

Location: Spokane

Application Deadline: Dec. 1, 2024

Starts: Dec. 1, 2024

Available Positions: 1

 Full Time
 Part Time


Our next training will be held in the summer/fall of 2024.  Please reach out if you have any questions or would like to become a volunteer!

Are you looking to build your resume,  network with like minded individuals and provide meaningful services to folks in need?  Then this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

LCSNW provides victims and survivors of crime free and confidential advocacy.  Including legal and medical advocacy.   The Sexual Assault and Family Trauma Response Center,  a program of LCSNW,  offers a wide range of support groups,  outreach,  and therapy.  We host a 24-hour support line for survivors of sexual assault and other crimes.

Our volunteer crisis response advocates answer this hotline after business hours and through the weekend,  responding to the area hospitals as needed to provide support,  information,  and advocacy to victims of crime.

If you have been a victim of sexual assault or another crime,  we are here for you.   We help children,  adults,  and elders.   Our goal is to help crime victims and loved ones regain their personal power.

We support people on the worst days of their lives and in their darkest hours.  Survivors are believed,  supported,  and connected to the services and benefits they are entitled to.  We strive to reduce the effects of trauma on the survivor and on our community. 


This unique volunteer experience provides valuable tools for navigating crisis and conflict by empowering and supporting survivors in the aftermath of abuse and trauma.  Our volunteers often refer to their service with us as life changing.  We are a small team of individuals from diverse backgrounds who embrace our mission of healthjustice,  and hope.

The Sexual Assault and Family Trauma Center,  a program of Lutheran Community Services Northwest,  hosts Spokane’s only Certified and Accredited Community Sexual Assault Program (CSAP).  Our program provides the following services confidentially and free of charge:

  • Information and referral
  • Legal advocacy
  • Medical advocacy
  • Crisis intervention &  support
  • Education &  prevention
  • Support groups

Our volunteer advocates assist survivors via a 24-hour support line that can be directed to volunteers at home (no need to sit in a call center)  and medical advocacy,  which is provided to victims in person at area hospitals when requested. 

As a non-profit,  we rely on our volunteers to provide services to survivors outside of business hours.  We provide a comprehensive 40-hour training and certification free of charge,  as well as ongoing supervision and 24-hour support for all our volunteers.  We invest in our volunteer staff and in turn,  we ask for a one-year commitment of service and four evening or weekend shifts per month.  Applicants are thoroughly screened and vetted for service. 

Core training is a 40-hour total class teaching a foundational understanding of sexual violence and basic skills for new sexual assault service providers.  Core training is a certification that is required by the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy to work as a victims’  advocate in Washington state.

For more information,  please contact our Volunteer &  Intern Supervisor at (509)  343-5011 or email 

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