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.
Hospital Accompaniment Volunteer Advocates sign-up for shifts to carry the MRCCAC hospital line cellular phone. Volunteers respond to the Midland Memorial Hospital emergency room from 5:00 pm until 8:30 am, Monday thru Thursday and Friday after 5:00 pm until 8:00 am on Monday, when a sexual assault victim presents at the ER for a sexual assault exam. Volunteer Advocates must be able to pass a background check and complete SATP training (provided by MRCCAC).
While this is likely the most difficult of our volunteer tasks, it is essential and can be rewarding. Advocates provide support and resources to victims in a time of crisis. Clients accompanied by an advocate are more likely to seek other services such as advocacy and therapy.
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Requirements & Commitment
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Varies. No more than 125 hours/month.
Non-discriminatory and Able to Maintain Confidentiality