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.
We are currently seeking Volunteers to join our Victim Advocacy Services team based in Cobleskill! We provide coverage for a 24 Hr hotline. We serve victims of all ages and from any crime, but are most well-known for our sexual assault advocacy. We offer over the phone counseling, accompaniment to local ERs and child advocacy centers. While on the hotline, volunteers receive calls remotely to their personal cell phone. Our volunteers receive a comprehensive training, most of which is done through their personal computer. At the completion of the program, Volunteers are DOH certified Victim Advocates and Crisis Counselors. Our program serves 8 counties including Schoharie.