The Center needs caring, compassionate people - women and men. No prior experience or training is required -
just a desire to help those in crisis. Some of our advocates are themselves survivors of sexual assault but not all
are. Our volunteers provide a crucial to the 24-hour services we provide for the San Antonio community.
Volunteering at The Rape Crisis Center allow you to become an active part of our mission to empower the community and to end sexual violence. Our volunteers find their service to be personally rewarding in ways they did not predict, and often become part of our Rape Crisis family. We are open to new ideas and projects - allowing you to customize your volunteering experience while also strengthening your resume with valuable references.
We have many different volunteer opportunities available - something to match every volunteer's interests.
Hospital Advocacy: This position is one of the most important provided by The Center. Advocates provide comprehensive services to victims of sexual assault by providing crisis intervention at two local hospitals as they accompany survivors through the forensic examination and the entire process of dealing with law enforcement. They are vital in that they provide resources and support victims through the immediate shock of their trauma.
Online Hotline Volunteers: Teaming up with RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network), the RCC provides a real-time chat room session through the online hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This position requires you to complete the 32 hour Live Advocate Training and an addition 7-10 hour online training through RAINN, which can be completed at home. Keep in mind that, once trained, you can volunteer from the comfort of your own home!
Office Volunteer: These volunteers are crucial for helping The Center run smoothly. They provide assistance to the front counseling office as well as the administrative offices. These duties include making phone calls, answering our phones, copying, folding and shredding confidential documents. They are also vital as they answer our telephone hotline in between other activities.
Outreach/Education Volunteer: Outreach Volunteers assist at our Heath and Volunteer fairs where they present to other community organizations and non-profits in the area. They assist our Education department in our community by presenting the RCC services throughout San Antonio. Develop public speaking and presentation skills by assisting in our outreach efforts!
Special Event Volunteers: these volunteers help with our big events that happen once or twice a year. If you donít have time to give regularly, these are a great way to stay involved!
How to Get Started
The first thing to do is to download and email an application. For more information about outreach services or volunteer opportunities, check out this additional information on the program, or contact Lexi Bachran, Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com or (210) 208-5740.
Next, please attend an Orientation to learn more about The Rape Crisis Center, volunteer opportunities, and the next available training dates. Please bring your driverís license and auto insurance.
The next dates for Orientation are as listed below. RSVP to Lexi Bachran to reserve your spot!
March 7, 2013 (6pm - 7pm)
April 4, 2013 (6pm - 7pm)
Rape Crisis Center Training Room, Dave Coy Building, 7500 UW Hwy 90 W, Bldg. 2, Suite 201, San Antonio, TX 78227
After attending Orientation, all volunteers must complete our training program. All dates and times MUST be attended, if you cannot attend please let me know during your interview, and we may discuss your options. Training is held once per semester (spring, summer, and fall).
Upcoming Training Dates:May 4, 2013 (9am - 6pm)
May 11, 2013 (9am - 6pm)
May 18, 2013 (9am - 6pm)
Each day has different materials & is required.
Location: The Rape Crisis Center and two hospital visits (5/4, 5/11)