Become a Certified Advocate

For Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Volunteer-advocates provide crisis intervention, advocacy, education, and referrals to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, and those impacted by homelessness. They answer crisis calls on ELAWC’s 24 hour Crisis Hotline and respond in person to hospitals, police stations, and the court to provide one-on-one support to survivors and significant others. After successfully completing the required Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Advocate Training, volunteer-advocates make a one-year commitment to the ELAWC volunteer program where they are expected to complete 24 hours of volunteering per month.

To become an advocate:

  • Complete the volunteer application
  • Participate in an in-person interview with the Volunteer Coordinator
  • If approved, you will be invited to enroll in the 70-hour training and certification course. Training fees apply.
  • Training is offered twice a year in the Spring and Fall, in Spanish and English
  • Spring training starts on February 19, 2020 
    Deadline to Apply is January 4, 2020

We are accepting applications at this time.

For more information, please contact our Training & Volunteer Coordinator, Vanessa Marroquin at vmarroquin@elawc.org or call 323.526.5819 ×121.

Thank you again! We look forward to working with you!


800 . 585 . 6231