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Volunteer- Rape Crisis Advocate

NY Certified Rape Crisis Advocate Volunteers Needed (Staten Island)

Program Description:

Volunteers attend a 40-hour comprehensive training at Safe Horizon office in Staten Island. This training is offered once a year. Check with the program for the next training date.  The training revolves around numerous aspects of rape and sexual assault and upon completion,volunteers become advocates who respond to local hospital emergency departments when a rape or sexual assault has occurred.

The following services are provided, but not limited to:
Immediate emotional support for survivors and secondary survivors
An explanation of medical procedures.

Attendance during the medical exam and the collection for the Forensic Evidence Kit

 Acting as a liaison and advocate with hospital staff and criminal justice personnel on behalf of the survivor.

Information and referrals, including follow-up care with the Safe Horizon Rape Crisis Program

Providing clothing/undergarments, personal hygiene articles and transportation

Bimonthly supervision and training in order to stay up to date and legal/medical practices

Application and interview required

Volunteers must be 18 or over

Volunteers must have access to adequate transportation in order to respond in a timely fashion-

Attend a comprehensive 40-hour training; several weekend days r

A year-long commitment is required however, a longer commitment is preferred.

Volunteer Hours: Sunday-Thursday 5 PM-9 AM or Friday and Saturdays 5PM- 5PM (24 hours shifts).
 We generally request two-three shifts a month.
 Training Location:
Safe Horizon Staten Island Community Program
30 Bay Street, 5th Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301



Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins and disabilities, as well citizen, marital, protected veteran and HIV statuses.