The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
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.
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Requirements & Commitment
Driver's License Needed
Orientation or Training
4+ hours minimum each week
Criminal Record, Child Abuse History background checks and FBI Fingerprinting required. Car Required