Below you will find current internship and volunteer openings with the Task Force. Internship opportunities are also open on a rolling basis for the fall, winter, spring and summer. No paid or full time positions are currently hiring within the Task Force.
STAR Volunteer Medical Advocate
STAR® began as the Baton Rouge Rape Crisis Center in 1975 where we operated as a division of the East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s Office. In 2011, STAR incorporated into a 501(c)(3) non-profit with the Louisiana Secretary of State and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in order to expand services to surrounding areas, increase education and outreach efforts, and ensure confidentiality with our clients as a separate, non-governmental entity. Since our inception, we have served thousands of survivors and families by offering a non-judgmental, confidential source of support to help them move past the trauma of sexual assault. Today, STAR®’s services continue to expand as community need grows. We now provide confidential advocacy, counseling, and legal services to individuals and families affected by sexual trauma at no cost. We are also engaging in institutional and social change work to build our community’s capacity to prevent and respond responsibly to sexual violence. STAR® currently provides services to the Central, Capital and Greater New Orleans Regions of South Louisiana. Click here to see locations.
STAR® is looking for highly motivated and passionate individuals interested in working with sexual trauma survivors in our community. As a small non-profit organization, we rely on committed community members to provide support to survivors on our 24/7 hotline and accompany survivors to the hospital for forensic exams during day and night. We also utilize volunteers to conduct outreach and promote awareness of STAR® through educational forums and community events.
As a volunteer, STAR® will provide you with extensive training and educational opportunities, a supportive network of staff members and fellow volunteers, and an opportunity to help survivors heal and move past their trauma. Volunteering is a great resume-builder and a way to learn new skills! Click here to submit a volunteer application. STAR is seeking volunteers in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Alexandria.
Prior to completing this application, please ensure that you are able to meet all of the requirements of becoming a volunteer at STAR:
1. You must be 18 years or older.
2. You must complete an application and attend a screening interview.
3. You must undergo a criminal background and fingerprinting check.
4. You must complete a 40 hour training sexual assault advocacy training provided by STAR.
5. You must commit to a minimum of one year of service and to volunteer for at least two shifts a month with STAR to remain active and in good standing.
Upcoming Training Schedule:
Spring 2019* All advocates complete 40 hours of training. Upcoming in-person training schedule is as follows:
Thursday, March 28th 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, March 30th 9am - 5pm
Sunday, March 31st 9a - 5pm
Tuesday, April 2nd 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Questions?: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
STAR Volunteer Medical Advocate