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Helpline Advocate

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ORGANIZATION: Rape Crisis Center

  • 133 people are interested

We are looking for people to staff the helpline who are available for two shifts each month. Shifts are overnight shifts from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., available seven days a week, or 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. Due to COVID-19 there is one helpline volunteer on each shift and a back-up RCC staff person on-call at all times. This volunteer opportunity is open to people of all genders.


* Completion of RCC’s volunteer training program
* General understanding of, or interest in learning about, issues related to sexual violence
* Ability to respond to callers in a supportive manner
* Must be at least 18 years old

Duties & Responsibilities

* One-year commitment
* Two to three volunteer meetings per year
* Check-ins with on-call advocate each shift, and with direct supervisor as needed
* Fulfill 20 helpline shifts per year
* Provide support by phone to victim/survivors of sexual violence and/or childhood sexual abuse, their support people and concerned community members
* Provide accurate information about community resources to helpline callers. Make referrals when appropriate.
* Follow all RCC guidelines, policies and procedures for the helpline as well as those outlined in the volunteer handbook

More opportunities with Rape Crisis Center

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Rape Crisis Center


2801 Coho Street, Suite #301, Madison, WI 53713, US

Mission Statement

The purpose of RCC is to work to eliminate sexual violence and enhance self-determination by providing a supportive environment for all people who have been affected by the continuum of sexual violence. We take action by providing financially accessible services including prevention, education, networking, intervention, counseling and advocacy through the united efforts of staff, volunteers, and members of the community.


Rape Crisis Center offers support and information for anyone who has experienced past or recent sexual assault.


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


We'll work with your schedule.


Meriter HospitalMadison, WI 53715



  • People Skills
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Social Work
  • Advocacy




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least one shift per month a year.

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