"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart" --Elizabeth Andrew
Did you know that every 2 minutes a woman is sexually assaulted? Or that 1 out of 4 females, and 1 out of 6 males will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime?
So what happens after the assault? What options are available to survivors?
Who will help them through the hospital procedure? Who will be there to answer the phone when they feel like they have noone to talk to?
If you are a caring, empathetic individual the answer is YOU!!! We need more volunteers to help us respond and care for victims of sexual assault in the Myrtle Beach/Georgetown area. If you are interested, we will host a 4 night training course with guest speakers ranging from law enforcement to trauma counselors to empower you to fight back against sexual assault.
If you decide to volunteer with us, your level of involvement is totally up to you! You decide how often you volunteer. To volunteer, visit www.victimtosurvivor.org and complete the application. You can also call the office at 843-448-3180 and ask to speak to Rachael Cox about volunteer opportunities. The required training to serve as an advocate will be held October 24th-October 27th.
Volunteer Advocate Job Description:
Provides crisis intervention, hospital accompaniment, victim advocacy with an emphasis on morale and emotional support to the victims of sexual assault and their families in Horry and Georgetown Counties. Also, to assist the staff of The Rape Crisis Center in Community Events, such as Health Fairs, and Community Forums helping to educate the community about RCC services and sexual assault issues. This position reports to the Volunteer Coordinator of the Rape Crisis Center.
Essential Job Functions:
a) Assist Survivors of Sexual Assault at the Hospital to provide support and information during the medical exam.
b) Provide support and information to the survivor's family and/or friends.
c) Staff a 24-Hour Crisis Line providing crisis intervention
d) Maintain and compile information of victim/survivors and their families contacted and assisted through crisis center program services.
e) Complete all Forms in a timely manner, assuring accuracy and returning report forms within 24 hours of the volunteer shift.
f) Complete and sign the "Volunteer Hours Logs"
g) Protect the confidentiality of clients at all times. Protect and uphold the confidentiality and public affairs image of The Rape Crisis Center at all times, maintaining professional integrity.
a) Must be at least 18 years of age.
b) Self-confidant about handling emergencies and stressful situations.
c) Dependable during required times
d) Non-Judgmental of others as far as lifestyles and values
- People Skills
- Case Work / Management
- Counseling / Mental Health
- Relationship Building
- Crisis Counseling
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- 2 shifts per month (of your choosing)
- Call service in place so you can volunteer from home in between calls!