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YWCA Carlisle301 G StreetCarlisle, PA 17013


Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Services of Cumberland County is seeking dedicated volunteers who want to make a difference in people’s lives. Our team offers a comprehensive training for individuals who serve as the first point of contact for hotline callers and provide support, information and advocacy to survivors of sexual violence.

Please contact Trisha Grace, Volunteer Coordinator, at: 1-888-727-2877 or 717-258-4324 or email tgrace@ywcacarlisle.org for volunteer application and registration information.

The Fall 2016 course runs Tuesday and Thursday evenings, October 11 - November 17, from 6-9pm. Registration is required prior to the start of training. A Spring 2017 course is expected to be offered.

This training prepares volunteers to assit callers on the 24-hour Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis hotline and to accompany and advocate for clients throughout medical and legal proceedings. There is no fee for trainees who commit to fulfilling the minimum volunteer term (1 year and 2 shifts a month).

Hotline Volunteers/Advocates are required to have an updated child abuse, PSP criminal background, and FBI fingerprint clearances prior to the start of their first hotline shift. We also require a valid drivers license.


  • Relationship Building
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 40 hours

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