RAPE CRISIS CENTER RECRUITING DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS TO WORK WITH VICTIMS, COMMUNITY
The Rape Crisis Center is actively recruiting female and male volunteers, ages 21 and over, to assist in responding to sexual assault victims 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. Currently, 30 volunteers actively assist the staff of the center in answering crisis calls around the clock, making referrals for victims and others who are seeking assistance, representing RCC at community outreach and education events and planning and assisting with fundraising activities. Crisis response volunteers are the organization’s greatest need at the moment. Volunteers can assist on the hotline from their homes and be prepared to respond to victims at the hospital during their shift.
The next training session is scheduled to begin in mid-April and runs three evenings per week for five weeks. Those who are interested must complete an application and set up an interview prior to the beginning of training. Interviews are being scheduled currently. Training is a total of 50 hours, and includes learning about the services of The Rape Crisis Center, community resources for sexual assault victims, how to respond to individuals in crisis, how the investigation and criminal justice process works for sexual assault cases, and numerous other topics. Volunteers must be able to successfully pass an extensive background check, drug screen, and commit to a minimum of six months of volunteer service of at least six hours per week. For more information, please visit the website at www.rcclv.org and go to the Help RCC tab, and Volunteer, or call the office 702-385-2153. Volunteers that reflect the diversity of our community in terms of age, gender, racial and ethnic background, sexual orientation, and language abilities are encouraged to apply. You can be a part of giving back in a very real and needed way in our community.
About The Rape Crisis Center:
The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1974 by Florence McClure and Sandra Petta as the Community Action Against Rape (CAAR) with the goal of helping those in Clark County heal from the trauma of sexual violence. Today, The Rape Crisis Center operates a 24/7 crisis hotline and hospital response for sexual assault victims and provides counseling, advocacy and support to help victims begin the healing process and navigate the legal system. The RCC is also committed to the prevention of sexual assault through educational programs and community outreach. To assist victims to become survivors, the organization depends on a core base of dedicated volunteers and staff. These individuals are empathetic and enthusiastic people who give their time, energy, and personal sacrifice to continue to serve Clark County’s victims of sexual violence. This service is provided through face-to-face and over-the-phone support of victims, survivors and family members. The Rape Crisis Center hotline number is 702-366-1640. For more information, visit www.rcclv.org.
Faiss Foley Warren