We place tremendous value on the contributions of our volunteers and interns. There are several vital roles you can be part of as a volunteer with SAC. 

Medical Accompaniment Program (MAP)

What is MAP?

Our Medical Accompaniment Program (MAP) is an opportunity for community members to be trained as volunteer advocates and provide immediate crisis intervention to survivors of sexual assault in Nashville during the evidence collection process. All volunteers are required to attend a thirty-hour orientation and commit to three six-hour shifts a month. Both the orientation and shifts are made to suit all individuals’ schedules. The orientation is spread out over the course of two weeks including four weeknights and two Saturdays while shifts are available 24/7.

Who can volunteer?

Although a significant amount of our volunteers are students seeking a meaningful experience while gaining service hours for their organization or degree program, we welcome volunteers from all walks of life!

How do I apply?

Complete this application and email it to volunteering@sacenter.org 

Current MAP Volunteers

If you are a current MAP advocate, please use the VIC NET link below to login to SAC's Volunteer Center.  From here, you can sign-up for shifts, access resources, and connect with your fellow MAP advocates.  If your password or login needs to be re-set, please contact volunteering@sacenter.org


Crisis Line Program

The Crisis Line program is an opportunity for volunteers to provide emotional support, practical help, information and crisis intervention counseling to sexual assault victim/survivors and their families or support people.  All volunteers are required to attend all three trainings as well as the six MAP training dates. 

Political Advocacy Volunteer

As laws are being considered either on a state or national level, we want to be an advocate for the well-being of survivors. By volunteering, you are committing to contact your legislators to encourage them to vote for or against legislation for the benefit of survivors of sexual assault. To sign up, click here.


Internship Opportunities

Clinical Intern

The Sexual Assault Center (SAC) Clinical Department offers internships for 2nd-year students in a graduate-level counseling, psychology, social work, or MFT program with coursework designed to meet educational requirements for becoming an LPC, Licensed psychologist, LCSW, or LMFT.  

Interns placements are for the academic year with a minimum of an 8-month consecutive commitment starting in the Fall semester (August start date) ending the end of the Spring semester (April or May). Students may also start in their Summer semester (May) and must continue through the entire academic year, ending their internship at the end of the Spring semester (April or May). Applications are accepted thru the month of January with interviews in the following months.

Click here for a full description of the position, an application, and a reference form to complete.


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