2023 Volunteer Training Opportunity for Inland Community Members!


We are currently seeking volunteers to be trained to answer the Inland crisis line! This year, the Inland Volunteer Training will be in-person! Training is set to begin on Wedneday, March 15th with an end date of June 28th! The training will be held weekly during the evenings on Wednesday with the addition of two Saturday classes.


Why our 24-hour crisis line is vital to our community:

Project Sanctuary in Ukiah, began in the late 1970’s in response to the need for emergency shelter and support for women who were being abused by their partners. In the fall of 1980, a Rape Crisis Center was added to provide emergency response and counseling to any survivors of sexual assault regardless of gender. In 1991, Project Sanctuary established an office in Fort Bragg, serving clients along the Mendocino Coast from Gualala to Westport.

Over 2000 people are served each year by Project Sanctuary. Our agency strives to empower those we serve by approaching the cycle of violence through a trauama informed lens. A very important component of our services is the 24-Hour Crisis Line. Support is available around the clock for victims and their families 365 days a year. Project Sanctuary is in need of Volunteers to help staff the crisis line during overnight shifts, which are typically 9:30pm-8:30am. Project Sanctuary welcomes all individuals over 18 who are interested in becoming a certified volunteer crisis counselor. Training is provided free of charge, in exchange for a one-year commitment to serve on the crisis line two nights a month. The 80-hour training focuses on various topics in relation to sexual abuse and domestic violence. State certification as a sexual assault/domestic violence crisis counselor is provided upon successful completion of the 80-hour training and clearance with the Department of Justice fingerprinting.

If you have questions or are interested in volunteering, we'd love to hear from you! Please reach out to Inland Volunteer Coorindator, Mary at 1(707) 462-9196.

A downloadable volunteer application is available in Word, HERE and as a PDF, HERE. To submit your application, you can either submit it by email to Mary at mary@projectsanctuary.org or drop off your application at our Inland Crisis Center located at 564 South Dora Street, Suite A-1 in Ukiah! 


2023 Volunteer Training Annoucement for Coastal Community Members:

Project Sanctuary's coastal site will not have a Volunteer Training this year. We look foward to seeing you in 2024! If you would like to be added to our list of interested participants, please reach out to our coastal Volunteer Coordinator, Shannan by phone or email: 1(707) 961-1507 or shannan@projectsanctuary.org 


Thank you for your interest in our Volunteer Program, and on behalf of the communities we serve, continued gratititude for the hundreds of Project Sanctuary volunteers, past and present, who have served on the crisis line over the decades.