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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

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.

Responsibilities:
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

Qualifications:

  • ·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

Location:
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
E-mail: Aedelstein@safehorizon.org

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