Rape Crisis Hospital Advocate

Published

10/29/2018

Time Commitment

A few hours per month

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

WestCOP
2 Westchester Plaza
Elmsford
NY
10523
United States

Description

Become a Volunteer Rape Crisis Hospital Advocate!

Victims Assistance Services is a comprehensive organization that provides free, confidential advocacy, therapy, and assistance with compensation to victims of crime in Westchester County, NY. We are also the county’s Rape Crisis Program, meaning we staff a 24-hour crisis hotline available locally and through RAINN, and provide 24/7 response to area hospitals if a sexual assault victim comes into the ER.

We are currently looking for volunteer hospital advocates to cover night and weekend shifts for our hospital advocacy! Hospital advocates provide crucial emotional support and advocate on behalf of the victim so that their rights are upheld in the medical and criminal justice systems. Advocates are often the first person to listen and validate the survivor’s needs and feelings after an assault.

Are you interested?

  • Volunteer hospital advocates must undergo a 30-hour Department of Health training, facilitated in our Elmsford, NY office. That training concludes with an exam, which volunteers need to pass with an 80 percent or better.
  • Volunteers take 4 shifts per month – our schedule is very flexible and works easily around work and school schedules!
  • Volunteers become part of a growing, thriving activist community: we hold monthly meetings to support and connect with each other, and continuing education is a crucial component of our service to the county.

The next training begins on November 29th, 2018 at 6:00pm in Elmsford.

Please contact Heidi Marschke, Rape Crisis Program Coordinator, at hmarschke@westcop.org or (914) 345-3113 for more information!

Victims Assistance Services is a component of WestCOP, Inc.

Benefits

  • Training Provided

How To Apply

hmarschke@westcop.org
http://westcop.org/home/volunteer/

Please contact Heidi Marschke, Rape Crisis Program Coordinator, at hmarschke@westcop.org or (914) 345-3113 for more information!

Attend our Volunteer Orientation on Thursday, November 29th, 2018 at 6:00pm in our Elmsford office! If this date doesn't work for you, we hold trainings on an ongoing basis.


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