Saturday, September 26, 2009

Volunteer Opportunity: Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Emergency Department Volunteer Advocates

Organization:
Beth Israel Medical Center

Program:
Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Intervention Program

Description:
Beth Israel Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Intervention Program is looking for compassionate and caring volunteers to train as advocates in the Emergency Department for survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence who come in after business hours and on weekends. The volunteers will train for 40 hours to learn how best to intervene in a crisis, provide psychological support, advocate with the criminal justice system, and empower the patient so that she/he can begin to heal from this devastating trauma. Upon successful completion of the training the volunteer will become a certified rape crisis advocate and sign up to be on call three times per month.

In order to be elibible for this volunteer opportunity, you need to live within 30 minutes of the Beth Israel Emergency Department, located on East 16th Street and Second Avenue, committ to one year of on-call service and attend a bi-monthly case discussion group.

The 40-hour training will begin in early January, 2010.

Please email Csher@chpnet.org or call Carole Sher at 212-420-4516 for more information or to schedule an interview.

Read more about this program in our resource guide:
    http://www.svfreenyc.org/resource_5.html

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