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.
Our Mission is to provide counseling, education, and advocacy for those impacted by sexual violence.
Free services are provided to victims of all forms of sexual assault including: attempted sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, date rape, incest, marital rape, and sexual harassment, no matter how long ago the incident occurred. Our services are provided by staff and trained volunteers.
We also provide free education to the community on topics such as bullying, sexual harassment, date rape, and other forms of sexual violence.
I started volunteering at The Turning Point over 2 years ago and I'm so glad I decided to do so. I love The Turning Point, what they do, and what they stand for. The training is everything you need to help survivors and the help they provide to those who need it is the most thorough and efficient. This isn't for the faint of heart and dealing with something so heavy isn't for everyone but if this is something you're passionate about, volunteers are given the tools and opportunity to make a real difference. From crisis calls to hospital visits, it's intense but the most rewarding experience. There is definite flexibility as far as weekends and evenings and the staff is great. I'm actually picking up a shift this Friday and I heard classes start soon...