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Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor / Advocate Training Summer 2022

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ORGANIZATION: Sexual Assault Crisis Service of the YWCA New Britain

  • 2 people are interested

We are looking for empathetic and compassionate volunteers to help cover our sexual violence crisis hotline. Before your volunteering begins, you must become a state certified crisis counselor by completing the CT state required 48 hour Counselor Advocate Training. No prior experience necessary! Just have a big heart and the passion to help others in need.

You will learn about different populations of people, counselor skills, how to handle people calling in crisis, needing safety, etc. Class will be in person every Tuesday and virtual over zoom on Thursdays. Class is 5:30pm to 8:30pm every Tuesday and Thursday starting May 17th for 8 weeks.

The volunteer commitment is 2 hotline shifts for 1 year. Each shift ranges from 12-13 hours. They are either during the day or an overnight shift. You can volunteer from home! Volunteers are expected to go out if called out to the hospital, police department, or court house. You will be thoroughly trained on all hotline procedures.

We will have you fill out an application if interested and then set up a Zoom call to get to know more about you and why you would like to volunteer with us! It's an incredible opportunity to gain a lot of hands on crisis counseling experience.

1 Shift

  • Fri Jul 01, 2022 - 06:00 AM to 05:00 PM
    Shifts are either during the day or overnight. Shifts are 12-13 hours each. Volunteers are asked to cover 2 hotline shifts per month.

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About Sexual Assault Crisis Service of the YWCA New Britain


19 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051, US

Mission Statement

The Sexual Assault Crisis Service of the YWCA New Britain offers free, confidential services to survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones.


We offer assistance to sexual assault survivors and their loved ones. All services offered are confidential and absolutely FREE.

We focus on empowering survivors of sexual assault to make their own decisions. We do not give advice or tell you what to do. We are here to listen without judgment, and to provide a safe and healing environment. We believe all survivors of sexual assault can heal, and are capable of deciding what is right for them.

We address the issue of sexual assault through counseling and advocacy within 46 communities. We provide a 24-hour confidential English and Spanish hotline, staffed by volunteers and staff who are trained and certified in sexual assault crisis intervention and advocacy. We provide bilingual counselors, sign language interpreters, and male counselors upon request.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Crisis Support


Tue May 17, 2022 - Thu Jul 07, 2022
05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
This opportunity has 1 shift


335 Mix StreetBristol, CT 06010




  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • The CAT class training is a total of 48 hours. We meet every Tuesday and Thursday evening for 8 weeks from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Once you become a SACS volunteer, the requirement is two hotline shifts per month, completely up to you what shifts you sign

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