Please answer each of the questions marked below with * as completely as possible. All information will remain confidential.

    Have you been a client of BAWAR within the last year?* YesNo
    (If you have been a client of BAWAR within the past year, you must wait at least one year after your counseling completion date to apply)

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    BAWAR offers a Sexual Assault Counselor training annually in the Fall for Spanish-speaking advocates through our Latinx Program. If you speak Spanish, would you prefer to do the training in Spanish through our Latinx program? (see for more info)

    Please let us know more about you:

    Why are you interested in becoming a state-certified sexual assault counselor? Why do you want to work with sexual violence survivors?*

    What do you hope to gain from this experience?*

    What do you hope to contribute to the training and to the agency?*

    What is your personal history with sexual violence? Are you a survivor? If so, where are you in your healing process? How do you think this intensive training on sexual violence issues might affect you?*

    Working with these issues can be stressful. How do you take care of yourself and manage stress? What is your support system like?*

    What special skills, experience, and interests do you have that you would be willing to share with the agency? (i.e. computer skills, marketing, administrative, fundraising, etc)*

    Please list past or present volunteer experiences that you have had.*

    What do you anticipate will be the most challenging aspect of being a crisis counselor?*

    What do you anticipate being the most rewarding aspect of being a crisis counselor?*

    Is there anything that may interfere with you attending all of the training sessions?* (child care, work, etc.)

    We have a minimum 9-month volunteer commitment of 36 hours of on-call time each month after you complete the training and receive state certification. Will you be able to fulfill this commitment?*

    What else would you like us to know about you?

    Please provide the contact information for two references. These can be professional, academic or volunteer references (no friends or family). We do not contact references until after the interview process.*

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    24-Hour Hotline in English and Español:  (510) 845-7273

    Bay Area Women Against Rape
    470 27th Street
    Oakland, CA 9461

    Hours: M-F, 9am – 5pm PST (Excluding Federal Holidays)

    Office: (510) 430-1298