The Rape Crisis Center is transitioning its comprehensive volunteer training program, slated to begin June 2, to a virtual platform in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The training has been revamped and customized for the entirely virtual platform. The sessions will still include live training and presenters as well as online modules that may be completed on the volunteers’ own schedule.
The volunteer training is a total of 60 hours and includes learning about the services of the RCC, community resources for sexual assault victims, how to respond to individuals in crisis, how the investigation and criminal justice process works, identifying and serving victims of human trafficking, and how to represent the RCC at community events.
New volunteers must be at least 21 years of age and be able to successfully pass a background check, drug screening and commit to a minimum of six months of volunteer service of at least four hours per week.
Interviews are required, and the organization encourages those who are interested to complete their applications as soon as possible.
The organization is currently accepting volunteer applications through its website, for the virtual session.