Volunteer Opportunities at Safe Horizon

Volunteer Details
Position: NY Certified Rape Crisis Advocate Volunteers Needed (Staten Island)
Type:VOL Volunteer
Reports To:N/A
Location:30 Bay Street , 5th Fl., Staten Island, NY 10301
Description:Volunteers attend a four week, 40-hour comprehensive training at Safe Horizon's Staten Island Program. The next training cycle dates TBD. The training focuses on the impact of rape/sexual assault and volunteers learn how to lead survivors to speedier recovery through early contact. Upon completion, volunteer advocates respond to local hospital emergency departments on Staten Island to meet with sexual assault survivors.
Responsibilities:Responsibilities: The following services are provided, but not limited to: • Immediate emotional support/crisis intervention for survivors and secondary survivors • An explanation of medical procedures • Attendance during the medical exam and the evidence collection for the Forensic Rape Exam • 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 • Bimonthly supervision
Qualifications:•Application and interview required •Volunteers must be 18 or over •VOLUNTEERS MUST HAVE ACCESS TO ADEQUATE TRANSPORTATION IN ORDER TO RESPOND TO STATEN ISLAND-BASED HOSPITALS WITHIN 20-30 MINUTES. •Attend a comprehensive 40-hour training, next training cycle TBD Training Location: Safe Horizon Staten Island Community Programs 30 Bay Street, 5th Floor Staten Island, NY 10301 Volunteer Hours: We request that each volunteer cover two-three shifts per month. Shifts are from 5PM - 9AM the next day, or 24 hour shifts on Friday and Saturday. You will only go to the hospital when called in. For application, please contact Stacia.Buckner@safehorizon.org or call 718-720-2591. DO NOT USE THE LINKS BELOW.
Education:Not Applicable
Hours:Not Applicable
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
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