the Hope of Survivors

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in helping others who have been victims of clergy sexual abuse and misconduct through this ministry? If so, please review our open volunteer positions and let us know which one you think is right for you!

1. Prayer Partners: Commit to praying for The Hope of Survivors—UK, its Officers, Volunteers, and each of the individuals who are being assisted. Prayer is also appreciated for every project and event coordinated by The Hope of Survivors—UK.

2. PR/Marketing/Media Liaison: Work with radio, cable and TV companies for the purpose of obtaining public service announcement time on air; work with newspaper and magazine publishers to negotiate free or reduced rate ad space; develop press releases; etc. Raise awareness of the issue of clergy sexual abuse and the mission/ministry of The Hope of Survivors—UK through every appropriate and available avenue. Produce media kit and relevant marketing materials.

3. Development Director/Fundraiser: Develop and execute fundraising strategies to clients, friends, corporations and foundations; identify and solicit prospective donors for The Hope of Survivors—UK programs; assist in planning annual and long-range goals and objectives in support of the strategic directions of The Hope of Survivors—UK programs. The position requires a minimum of two years of experience in fundraising. The successful candidate must understand the mission of The Hope of Survivors—UK and the issues pertaining to clergy sexual abuse. In addition, the successful candidate must demonstrate strong organizational skills, proven ability to work with internal and external constituents, strong verbal and written communication skills, and a successful marketing and sales experience. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to handle confidential matters appropriately and the ability to work well with others. Preference will be given to candidates who posses experience in fundraising, management and/or marketing experience, familiarity with visual arts, and general knowledge of tax laws relating to giving and planned giving options.

4. Victim Support Services/Peer Counselor: You must be a dedicated Christian, have a background in working with victims of abuse, or have experienced healing and spiritual/emotional growth for a period of time since experiencing clergy sexual abuse yourself. The primary duties of the peer counselor include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) Provide Biblical counsel, support, referrals, and information to victims-clients via email, phone, Postal Service and in person when required/appropriate; (2) Provide presentations/seminars for victim-clients, church-clients, and other church leadership as necessary; (3) Maintain appropriate records/client files; (4) Conduct seminars and retreats as necessary; (5) Assist with writing of newsletter articles; (6) Maintain crisis hotline when/if established; (7) Assist with necessary duties at healing center when/if open. If you are interested in learning more about this position, please send us your resume and references.

5. Research Assistant: Research and compile related articles, case findings, UK laws, resources for victims, etc.

Our work is totally dependent on the financial support and the volunteer hours of people, like you, who share our desire for helping others, from all denominations, to heal and find truth! Do you have a desire to help but find that you have more money than time? You can still be a part of this ministry, just donate now!

The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart...Psalms 34:18