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August 17, 2010

Our friends in Staten Island are looking for new Rape Crisis Advocates. If you live on Staten Island (or know someone who does), consider applying and/or passing this along to people you think would be a good fit.

Become a NY Certified Rape Crisis Advocate
Borough – Staten Island

Program Description

VOLUNTEERS attend a 40-hour comprehensive training starting Fall 2010 revolving around numerous aspects of sexual assault.  Upon completion, volunteers become advocates who respond to pages from local hospital emergency departments when a rape has occurred.

The following services are provided, but not limited to:

  • · Immediate emotional support for survivors and secondary survivors
  • · An explanation of medical procedures
  • · Attendance during the medical exam and the collection for the Forensic Evidence Kit
  • · Act as a liaison and advocate with hospital staff and criminal justice personnel on behalf of the survivor
  • · Information and referrals, including follow-up care with the Rape Crisis Program
  • · Provide clothing, undergarments, personal hygiene articles, and transportation.
  • · Bimonthly supervision and training in order to


  • ·Application and interview required
  • ·Volunteers must be 18 or over
  • ·Volunteers must have access to adequate

Transportation in order to respond in a timely fashion- Must live on Staten Island

  • ·Must Attend a comprehensive 40-hour training

Staten Island Community Programs
30 Bay Street , 5th Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301

Volunteer Hours:
Shifts: Sunday-Thursday 5 PM-9 AM or
Friday and Saturdays 5PM- 5PM (24 hours shifts)

Length of Assignment:
A year long commitment is required however, a longer commitment is preferred

How to Apply for this Position:
For application and interviewing process contact
Amy Edelstein
Staten Island Community Programs
30 Bay Street
5th Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301
Tel.: 718-720-2591 EXT. 17
Fax: 718-442-2913

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