Become a Volunteer Sexual Assault Counselor & Advocate!
"I've been volunteering with RTS for over half a year and I have been loving it. They are an amazing resource for San Mateo county and I personally have grown and learned so much while working with them. "
- E (Volunteer since Summer 2015)
Training starts Summer 2018
June 12th - July 28th (No training July 1st - 9th)
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm-9:30pm
Be part of the movement to end sexual violence!
Support Survivors heal from Trauma
Bilingual/Bicultural volunteers are encouraged to apply!
Working with survivors of trauma from sexual abuse/assault can be deeply fulfilling and meaningful!
Provide support counseling on a 24-hour crisis line
Provide support counseling at San Mateo Medical
Center post-assault medical exams and forensic interviews
Accompany survivors of abuse/assault to police interviews, court, etc.
Play a key role in the healing process of survivors
Gain meaningful experience in human relations and social change
Learn essential skills and information in a comprehensive training (CA state certification as a Sexual Assault Counselor)
Join a team of caring staff, interns, and volunteers dedicated to supporting survivors and ending cycles of violence
Must be 18 years-old or older
Have access to a private phone and transportation
Submit fingerprints for sexual misconduct screening
Be able to adhere to strict rules of confidentiality
Be empathetic, respectful and non-judgmental
Be able to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds
Be able to adhere to agency's philosophy, protocols, procedures, and policies
Particularly desired, but not required skills include fluency in languages other than English (i.e. Spanish, Tagalog, American Sign Language, etc.)
Please visit our website for more information about applying -
- Counseling / Mental Health
- Crisis Counseling
- Youth Services
- Crisis Intervention
- Social Work
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- At least a year
- 80 hour training