Sexual assault crisis volunteers sought

Are you interested in rewarding and meaningful volunteer work? Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Center has an ongoing need for volunteer advocates for our 24-hour, free, and confidential support line. Volunteer advocates are an incredibly important and crucial part of our mission to lessen the trauma-related suffering of sexual assault and promote healing by guiding those affected by sexual violence toward survival through support, advocacy, education and community collaboration.

Volunteer advocates support those impacted by sexual violence by answering hotline calls and accompanying victims/survivors to the hospital for forensic medical exams. Volunteers respond to hotline calls from the comfort of their own home for a minimum of three shifts per month and scheduling is flexible. A Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Center staff member is always available by phone to assist our volunteers.

All volunteer advocates must be at least 18 years of age, hold a valid driver’s license, pass background checks, and successfully complete 40 hours of Advocate Training. Although this is a volunteer position, stipends may be available.

The Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Center’s next free, 40-hour Volunteer Advocate Training starts on Thursday, September 28th. The training series will be held at our Winthrop Administrative Office on Thursday afternoons from 1pm-4pm.

If you are interested in making a difference in people’s lives, please consider attending the Volunteer Advocate Training to see if becoming a volunteer advocate on our support line is a good fit for you! For more information on our Volunteer Advocate Training, please contact Jenna McCarthy at 377-1010 ext. 113 or via email at

For more information please visit our website at If you or someone you know needs support about sexual violence please call 1-800-871-7741.

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