We are looking for individuals throughout the United States to work within their church as an Advocate—a friend—to a survivor of abuse. And offer them support and reassurance of God’s love.
When & Where
Location: In your community
What it means to be an Advocate
Getting connected as an Advocate
Your pastor may already be working with survivors in your congregation. He will let the congregation and/or survivor(s) know that there is an Advocate in the congregation they can talk to. Survivors can then choose to directly connect with you or a pastor might refer a survivor to you. Learn more here.
Each survivor will be different, but every survivor needs someone to remind them about God’s great love. Advocates help by being a safe person who will listen without judging. They offer emotional and spiritual support and assess for safety. Advocates make survivors feel welcomed in church and may help the survivor connect with more friends at church.
Hours will vary based on volunteer availability and the survivor’s needs.
Kingdom Workers offers volunteers seven hours of training to equip you for your work as an advocate. Training includes topics like, defining abuse, examining how trauma affects behaviors, why someone might stay in an abusive relationship, and how you can safely help a survivor. Training is available online in a self-paced format. In some cases, training may be offered in person.
Due to the sensitive nature of this volunteer opportunity, background checks will be performed on every advocate.
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