Volunteer Rape Crisis Advocate

Published

10/22/2018

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Staten Island
NY
United States

Description

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.


Responsibilities:


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-


YOU MUST LIVE ON STATEN ISLAND.


Attend a comprehensive 40-hour training; several weekend days

required.


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


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