UNION COUNTY – The Union County Rape Crisis Center is seeking volunteers to provide assistance and support to victims of sexual assault. All volunteers receive training that prepares them to help guide a victim through the medical, legal or emotional aftermath of the assault.
No previous experience in counseling is necessary. Volunteers at the Rape Crisis Center receive a thorough training course, which qualifies them as state-certified, Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates.
Volunteer advocates most often provide guidance over the phone. In some cases, the advocate may accompany a victim to the police station, hospital or courtroom. Advocates may also offer support and guidance to family members, loved ones or friends, if requested by the victim.
The Rape Crisis Center is part of the Union County Department of Human Services. It has been serving Union County residents since 1984.
Interviews for prospective volunteers will be held this summer, and the next training session will begin in September. For information on volunteering, call the Union County Rape Crisis Center at 1-908-233-7273.
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