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Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center

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Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center offers free and confidential advocacy and counseling services to anyone who has been a victim of crime and/or their friends and family. Staff and trained volunteers also operate a 24-hour sexual assault crisis hotline.

Sexual Assault Hotline Advocates provide crisis intervention, support, information and referrals to survivors of sexual assault on the phone or in Albany County hospitals via the Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center’s crisis hotline. They may also occasionally provide police station accompaniment.

The Center welcomes all persons 18 years and older who have the ability to listen, understand and support callers as Sexual Assault Hotline Advocates.

Training Schedule for June & July is available upon request!

To complete an application, please visit our website and select "Become a Volunteer":

http://www.albanycounty.com/Government/Departments/CrimeVictimandSexualViolenceCenter.aspx

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About Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center

Location:

112 State Street, Albany, NY 12207, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center is to provide direct and comprehensive services to victims of sexual assault or other violent crime, and to raise community consciousness of crime through prevention education. The Center also assists other victims of personal violence, particularly adults and children abused within domestic relationships.

Description

Our organization provides services to victims of crime and their friends and family. We also offer a 24-hour crisis hotline which is free and anonymous. We offer many different ways for volunteers to become involved, including staffing our crisis hotline, providing court advocacy, and completing office projects.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

112 State StreetRoom 1010Albany, NY 12207

SKILLS

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Mental Health
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Six month commitment is required. Volunteers are asked to sign up for three to four shifts per month.
  • Sexual Assault Hotline Advocates must complete an initial, 35-hour training which consists of a combination of online and in-person training in order to receive NYS

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