Volunteer

HOTLINE: 843-448-7273

Become a Volunteer Advocate

The Rape Crisis Center is always looking for volunteers to help with our 24-hour crisis line to assist those who have experienced sexual assault, and who would like to give back to their community in a very rewarding and selfless way.  We provide all the necessary training, as well as other opportunities to get involved such as outreach events, fundraisers and administrative support. 

Volunteering is also a great way to develop a strong support system, meet likeminded people and make a difference. To join our cause read the position description below.

 

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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