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 and support to survivors of sexual assault in Nashville during the evidence collection exam process and/or reporting to police. Learn more about the position here. All volunteers are required to attend a thirty-hour orientation and commit to three six-hour shifts a month. The orientation is alternately based during the evening of weekdays over two weeks or over two weekends and alternates to be able to accommodate people with different schedules.

Upcoming Training Schedule:

  • June 29th-30th & July 13th-14th (10am - 4pm)
  • Other dates to be announced

Who can volunteer?

Although some 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 and all types of experience, who are 18 years or older.

Individuals who have experienced sexual violence within the past three years are not eligible to be MAP volunteers. SAC prioritizes the healing of all survivors, including our volunteers, and wants to ensure anyone working with SAC has given themselves time to heal and process their previous trauma.

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

Intake Intern

The Sexual Assault Center (SAC) Clinical Department is seeking an intern to support our Client Intake Team. This internship is designed for students enrolled in a master's program focusing in counseling, social work, psychology, or a related field. The student will coordinate the initial contact of individuals requesting Sexual Assault Center (SAC) services utilizing a trauma-informed approach. Student(s) will have an opportunity to expand their knowledge of culturally informed services and learn how the SAC provides access to services to diverse clientele. Student(s) will gain understanding of a holistic and collaborative approach to caring for survivors of sexual assault in a non-profit setting.

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

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.

Development Intern

Sexual Assault Center (SAC) is seeking a part-time intern to support the Development team in our Nashville office. This will be a hybrid position, requiring at least 2 days in the office. One day will be Thursdays and the other day can be determined by the intern. Interns will have opportunities to learn how to develop fundraising and revenue generation plans to support the organizational mission. Building relationships with donors, volunteers, helping with grants, and engaging in events are just a few examples of some of the activities they'll participate in.

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

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