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.
There is an ongoing need for Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates (CSVAs) to respond to the center's 24-hour hotline, which may involve crisis intervention, providing emotional support, offering referrals, and/or providing in-person medical/legal accompaniment to victims of sexual violence. The Union County Rape Crisis Center offers a free, state-mandated training in order to equip volunteers with the knowledge and skills to assist victims of sexual violence. No prior experience/training is necessary. At present, we are implementing evening training opportunities from September 11th through October 30th 2018.
Resident of Union County, NJ
18 years of age or older
Valid U.S. driver's license
Personal (own) means of transportation (i.e. a car)
Informal interview (during business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Attendance at all CSVA training sessions
For additional information, please visit us online at: http://www.unioncountyrapecrisiscenter.blogspot.com/.