WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

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Do you want to be a front line advocate working with victims, families, police, hospitals, and court? The Rape Crisis Center of Milford offers training for state-certified sexual assault crisis counselors as defined in CT General Statute 52-146(k).​

Requirements:

  • Volunteers must reside within 30 minutes of each hospital or police department in RCC's catchment area. (Milford, Ansonia, Derby, Orange, Shelton, Seymour, & West Haven)

  • Must have reliable transportation

  • 18 years of age or older

  • NO counseling experience required! Just a listening ear and a commitment to our mission

  • Sign a year-long commitment for 2 shifts per month

Training:

  • The Rape Crisis Center begins accepting applications every Summer. After each application is received, an interview is conducted with the Volunteer Coordinator or another member of the staff

  • If you are accepted into the program, you are required to attend 40 hours of training designated under the statute in order to be certified as a Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor in the state of CT.

  • Training is held Tuesday and Thursday nights in the Fall until the 40 hours are reached.

  • There is a $50 fee for all training and volunteer materials.

  • Training topics include:

    • Sexual assault definitions, myths, and facts

    • Crisis intervention techniques

    • Sexual Harassment

    • Child sexual assault

    • Domestic violence

    • Diverse populations

    • Counseling

    • Suicide

    • Police investigations

    • Forensic evidence collection

    • Hospital accompaniment and medical procedures

    • Counselor/ advocate procedures

    • Court process and the law

Responsibilities:

  • Cover 24-7, free and confidential hotline during non-office hours (remote)

  • Volunteer 2 shifts per month unless otherwise discussed with the Volunteer Coordinator. Shift times are as follows:

    • Monday-Thursday 5:00pm-7:30am

    • Friday 5:00pm – 8:00am

    • Weekends and Holidays: 8:00am-8:00pm or 8:00pm-8:00am

  • Respond in a timely manner to any police stations or hospitals in our catchment area to provide advocacy

  • Maintain confidentiality and abide by all other Rape Crisis Center of Milford policies

  • Attend monthly volunteer meetings for case discussion, training, and other important information

  • Maintain proper documentation for clients and discuss with staff appropriately

 

Are you ready to make a difference? Please contact Stephanie at 203-874-8712 or click the button below to e-mail and be put on the contact list for 2021!

The Rape Crisis Center of Milford always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Rape Crisis Center of Milford an even better nonprofit organization than it already is. Your donation will go towards volunteer training so that we can respond to survivors calls and needs at the hospitals and police departments, clothing for survivors that have gone through the forensic examination kit, as well as the various events that we put on through out the year to raise awareness about sexual assault and what survivors may go through. 
Thank you for all your help!

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