Volunteer

 

Volunteer for MOCSA

Volunteers are the cornerstone of our agency and provide important services to the community that otherwise would not exist. Through volunteering at MOCSA, you join a community of diverse individuals who are dedicated to ending sexual violence in our society.

MOCSA has many volunteer opportunities for people interested in serving their community and working to end sexual violence. You can get involved in direct services to victims, awareness and prevention efforts, fundraising or agency support. MOCSA has opportunities for women and men, survivors and non-survivors. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, in some instances have access to transportation and/or a phone, be sensitive to issues of rape and abuse and have effective communication and listening skills. We so greatly appreciate the amazing passion, dedication and skill that MOCSA volunteers bring to the organization and to the work we do in the community! 

MOCSA's 2019 Volunteer Training Dates:

March 30-31
June1-2
August 3-4
September 28-29
November 9-10

For more information on volunteering, please contact:

Volunteer Coordinator
816-285-1376
volunteer@mocsa.org

Current volunteers please click here to access the volunteer database.

How to become a MOCSA Volunteer

  1. Volunteer Application: First, start by completing the volunteer application.
  2. Interview: After MOCSA receives your completed application, the volunteer coordinator will contact you to set up an interview. After the interview, appropriate candidates will be asked to attend training.
  3. Screening: All volunteers must be able to pass criminal and child welfare background checks. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the online application and the included background check forms. Additional forms may be needed if you have resided outside of Kansas or Missouri.
    Kansas Child Abuse and Criminal Record Form
    Missouri Child Abuse and Criminal Record Form
    MOCSA Authorization for Background Checks
  4. Training: The 40-hour initial volunteer training consists of online materials and in-person group learning sessions. For one-time or short-term volunteers, a short orientation may be all that is required.  

 

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
Position Descriptions

  • Hospital / Victim Advocate
  • Crisis Line Advocate
  • ​Community Educator
  • Youth Educator
  • Speakers Bureau
  • Special Events / Fundraising
  • Agency Support

INTERNSHIPS

MOCSA partners with local universities to provide field learning opportunities for students earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in social work, counseling and human services. Requests from students seeking internships or service learning opportunities on an individual basis, and/or for summer or semester long timeframes, are fully reviewed and considered based on the student and agency’s needs and requirements.Internship and practicum responsibilities include providing crisis line and advocacy support to clients, and may include facilitating individual and group counseling services, organizing community education and outreach efforts, and assisting with program development and event planning. 

Frequently Asked Questions about volunteering for MOCSA

Q: Who can volunteer?
A: MOCSA has opportunities for women and men, survivors and non-survivors. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, in some instances have access to transportation and/or a phone, be sensitive to issues of rape and abuse, and have effective communication and listening skills.

Q: What is the time commitment?
A: Volunteer commitment is typically one year and time commitment varies based on position. However, there are also opportunities for short-term or one time volunteers.

Q: What opportunities does MOCSA have for volunteers?
A: MOCSA has several opportunities for people interesting in serving their community. You can get involved in direct services to victims, awareness and prevention efforts, fundraising, or agency support.