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Rape Crisis Center

  • 106 people are interested

We are looking for women 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. There are two helpline volunteers on each shift and a back-up RCC staff person on-call at all times.

We are also looking for help staffing our helpline during business hours! 9am-1pm and 1pm-5pm shifts are available Mon-Fri 9a-5p, except for holidays.


  • 5 training sessions
  • 2 observation shifts
  • 2 to 3 volunteer meetings per year
  • check in with on-call advocate each shift, direct supervisor, as needed.


  • general understanding of, or interest in learning about, sexual assault issues
  • ability to respond to callers in a supportive manner


  • one year commitment
  • staff 20 crisis line shifts per year
  • follow all RCC guidelines, policies and procedures for the crisis line as well as those outlined in the volunteer handbook.

Visit our website at to complete an online application and for more details about upcoming training opportunities.

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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


We'll work with your schedule.


Meriter HospitalMadison, WI 53715



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




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two shifts per month for a year
  • 20 total shifts

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