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.

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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


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