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Become a Helpline Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to staff the helpline on overnight shifts (7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., seven days a week) and weekend shifts (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays). There is one volunteer on each shift and a back-up RCC staff person on call at all times.


Training and Evaluation

  • Five training sessions
  • Two observation shifts
  • Two to three volunteer meetings per year
  • Check-ins with on-call advocate each shift, and with direct supervisor as needed

Upcoming Training Dates


Our next training will take place in February, 2021:


Monday, February 15th 5:30pm-8:00pm

Wednesday, February 17th 5:30-8:00pm

Monday, February 22nd 5:30-9:00pm

Wednesday, February 24th 5:30-9:00pm

Friday, February 26th 5:30-9:00pm


  • General understanding of, or interest in learning about, sexual assault issues
  • Ability to respond to callers in a supportive manner
  • Must be at least 18-years-old

Duties & Responsibilities

  • One-year commitment
  • Staff 20 helpline shifts per year
  • Follow all RCC guidelines, policies and procedures for the helpline as well as those outlined in the volunteer handbook


Please be sure to read the above description before filling out this application. Once your application has been submitted, RCC staff will get in touch with you regarding an interview.