Thursday, January 26, 2012

Orange County Rape Crisis Center seeks volunteers

The Orange County Rape Crisis Center is accepting applications for our upcoming volunteer training classes that will begin in early February. The center seeks dedicated individuals with diverse backgrounds to volunteer.
Volunteer positions include community educators and crisis companions. Community educators prevent sexual violence in our community by presenting educational programs to students in local schools. Crisis companions provide support and resources to survivors by responding to our 24-hour help line.
The deadline for applications is Friday, Jan. 27. Spanish-speakers and individuals with daytime and weekday availability are strongly encouraged to apply. Training will be provided and begins Saturday, Feb. 4.
The Center relies on volunteers to help provide our core programs and services. We have approximately 100 volunteers at any given time. Executive Director Shamecca Bryant says, “Community participation is crucial for the center. With a diverse volunteer pool, students in our education programs are able to learn from community members who share their background and experiences.”
Volunteer applications can be downloaded or completed online. Detailed information about volunteer positions and training schedules can be found at Interested individuals can also contact the Orange County Rape Crisis Center at (919) 968-4647, visit the website or email
The Orange County Rape Crisis Center is a nonprofit agency that provides services to survivors of sexual violence and offers prevention education to the community. Services include a 24-hour help line (1-866-WE LISTEN), support groups, therapy referrals, Latino outreach and educational programs. The OCRCC is a United Way of the Greater Triangle Member Agency of Excellence.

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