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 opportunities for Volunteers interested in serving their community and working to end sexual violence. We greatly appreciate the amazing passion, dedication and skill that MOCSA volunteers bring to our organization and the community.  

For more information about volunteering, please call 816-285-1376 or email volunteer@mocsa.org.

Current volunteers please click here to access the volunteer database.

How to become a MOCSA Volunteer

2. Interview: After MOCSA receives your completed application, we will contact you to set up a 30 minute Zoom interview. After the interview, appropriate candidates will be asked to attend training.
3. Training: Training includes a self paced online training course, as well as a weekend training session with MOCSA staff. Training sessions are offered quarterly. 
4. Paperwork: All Volunteers and Interns are required to complete the following prior to service: Background Check, Fingerprint Registry, Program Contract and Media Release
 
Volunteer Positions
Position Descriptions
  • Hospital / Victim Advocate
  • Crisis Line Advocate
  • ​Community Educator
  • Youth Educator
  • Survivors Speakers Bureau
  • Special Events / Fundraising

Frequently Asked Questions about volunteering for MOCSA

Q: Who can Volunteer?
A: MOCSA has opportunities for all genders, survivors and non-survivors. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, have access to transportation and a phone, be sensitive to issues of rape and abuse, and have effective communication and listening skills.
 
Q: What is the time commitment?
A: We ask all Volunteers to commit to at least one year of service with MOCSA. Time commitments vary based on position - see the above position descriptions for more information.
 
Q: Do you accept Interns at MOCSA?
A: Yes! 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.

Self-Care for Volunteers