Description

Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling, Inc. recruits volunteers to provide advocacy for victims of sexual assault or abuse and their families. Volunteers play an important role in helping victims feel they are not alone and not to blame for the assault or abuse. Our agency provides a 40 hour training session for all volunteers. The topics discussed will include, but are not limited to: basic advocacy techniques, the Illinois Criminal Sexual Assault Law, medical care of the victim, crisis intervention, child sexual abuse, and community resources. Volunteers providing advocacy play a crucial role in providing crisis intervention services to victims of assault or abuse. ​Requirements for becoming an RSAC volunteer: -At least 18 years old -Background check -Available for on call two weekday evenings a month or one weekend day a month -Have reliable transportation with insurance -Have a phone ​Fee for training class is $40 to cover materials. Scholarships are available.

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  • Commitment: Long Term
  • This volunteering opportunity is not available to minors.
  • Posted: Jul 7, 2017