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Become a Volunteer Advocate

The Rape Crisis Center is always looking for volunteers to help with the 24 hour crisis line and to provide hospital accompaniment for victims of sexual assault. You must be 18 years of age and have transportation. You will be required to attend 25 hours of training before working directly with survivors.  Other opportunities to get involved are available, such as outreach events, fundraisers and administrative support.  To join our cause, read the position description below and fill in the requested information.

Rape Crisis Center

Volunteer Advocate Description

  • To offer support, crisis intervention, and advocacy services to victims of sexual assault
    in the hospital setting.
  • To receive crisis calls from the 24 hour/365 day a year crisis line.

Duties 

  • Commit to cover at least two shifts per month
  • Must be able to be reached by phone during scheduled shifts
  • Must be able to respond in a very timely manner to a hospital call
  • Must be able to handle crisis line calls
  • Must return all paperwork of activity to the Rape Crisis Center the following working morning
  • Must be able to find a replacement if you are unable to cover your shift

Qualifications

  • Must attend the required Rape Crisis Center training (25 hours)
  • Must be at least eighteen years of age
  • Must be able to work effectively with victims, police and medical staff
  • Must be flexible to handle a wide variety of unexpected situations
  • Must adhere to the policies and procedures of the Rape Crisis Center

Time Commitment

  • Must commit to at least two shifts per month for at least a six month commitment
    after completion of training
  • On call shifts are Monday through Sunday 5pm to 8am. 
    Saturdays, Sundays and holidays also have an 8am to 5pm shift.

Requirements

  • Must be at least eighteen years of age
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and provide own transportation to respond quickly to
    any of the seven hospitals within Horry and Georgetown Counties

Download the application HERE (Requires Adobe Reader) or complete the form below    

Email the application to info@victimtosurvivor.org
Fax to 843-626-2710 – Attention: Volunteer Coordinator or
Mail to Rape Crisis Center - PO Box 613 - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29578

First Name:
Middle Name:
Last Name:
Maiden Name:
 
Address:
City: State: Zip:
 
Home Phone:
Cell Phone:
E-Mail:
 
Date of Birth
Social Security #
Have you applied at Rape Crisis Center before? Yes No
If yes, when?

Place of employment/and or school
Occupation/major

Educational background


Why, specifically do you want to become a RCC volunteer?


Other volunteer work or community affiliations


How long have you lived in this community?

Have you ever been arrested or convicted of a crime? Yes No
If yes, please explain


Have you ever been a victim of sexual assault/any crime? Yes No

What are your strengths?


Please describe how you relate to your family


Please describe how you relate to people of a different race


Please describe how you relate to people of a different sexual preference


Please describe how you relate to authority figures


What does being a volunteer mean to you?


Please provide three personal references (name, phone number, & address)




Additional Comments:


Please note – the Rape Crisis Center reserves the right to do a thorough background check on prospective volunteers.

Contact us with questions about volunteering.


The Rape Crisis Center | 24-hour crisis hotline 843-448-7273 (RAPE) | PO Box 613 | Myrtle Beach, SC 29578 

Myrtle Beach: 843-448-3180 | Georgetown: 843-545-5198
A United Way Community Partner