Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Action Alert: Female Emergency Department Volunteer Advocates

This is a crucial way you can help survivors of rape and domestic violence. Please help.


Job Title:
Female Emergency Department Volunteer Advocates

New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell

Victim Intervention Program

New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell is looking for women age 21 and older interested in becoming on-call advocates in the Emergency Department. Advocates provide information and emotional support to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in the Emergency Department setting.

-In-person interview with program staff
-Obtain clearance through hospital volunteer and health services
-Complete a 40 hour training that will include full weekend days and one evening, starting in January 2009.

Upon completion, volunteers must commit to three (3) on-call shifts per month (Weekends and Holidays 8am-8pm/8pm-8am and Weekdays 6pm-8am) for at least one year. Advocates must be able to arrive at the Emergency Department within 30 minutes of contact when on-call, transportation reimbursement is provided.

If you would like to learn more about the training or arrange an interview, please contact Kerri Hamill, LCSW via phone: 212-746-4327 or email: Resume will be requested.

Read more about this program in our resource guide:

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