Companions respond to calls on our crisis response line by either carrying a pager for a 24-hour shift or answering the crisis line directly at the Center’s office. Using active listening and crisis intervention counseling skills, Companions provide support to survivors, loved ones of survivors, and professionals.
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Companions are also a source of information about the medical, legal, and mental health resources available to survivors. Companions may accompany a client to receive medical treatment, file a police report, or meet with legal services. Companions work with survivors of rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and other forms of sexual violence. They work with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds and with clients whose assaults have happened recently or in the distant past.
You can visit our website at www.ocrcc.org/volunteer to read more about this volunteer position as well as view our current training schedule and submit a volunteer application.
- Crisis Counseling
- Counseling / Mental Health
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 63 hours of training