Crisis Hotline Volunteers
Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, Inc.
VSC, a non-profit agency serving Montgomery County, Pennsylvania since 1974 is seeking volunteers to answer our 24-hour crisis hotline from their home and provide crisis intervention, hospital/police accompaniments, support, information, and appropriate referrals to individuals who have been affected by sexual violence and other crimes in our community.
All volunteers who have direct contact with the clients of Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, including staffing the agency’s two 24-hour crisis hotlines, must complete a 65-hour state mandated Sexual Assault Counselor/Victim Advocate training, or just SAC Training for short. The training comprises of 40 hours of Sexual Assault Counselor Training, and 25 hours of Victim Advocacy Training. Certification is granted after successful completion of the training requirements including a final exam at the completion of the course. The in-depth training is designed to prepare volunteers to provide crisis invention, support and information to individuals affected by serious crimes. At the completion of the training you wil receive certification as a state certified sexual assault counselor.
Training is for 6 weeks, 6-9pm, 3 nights each week at VSC’s Office in Norristown, PA.
There is a training fee of $20 for each participant.
About Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, Inc.
325 Swede Street, 2nd Floor, Norristown, PA 19401, US
Our Mission is to provide advocacy and counseling for all who have been affected by sexual violence and other crimes against the person; and to promote sensitivity and awareness in the community through education.
Comprehensive crime victims center providing free and confidential 24 hour crisis intervention via two hotlines, in-person hospital accompaniments for medical care as a result of rape, police/court accompaniments, individual counseling, support groups, child abuse treatment and family therapy, advocacy, information and referrals, prevention/risk reduction/safety education programs for children from pre-k to college age, senior safety programs for at-risk elderly, Mandated Reporter Trainings, crisis response and pro bono legal representation for victims of sexual violence and stalking.