Volunteers are the lifeblood of RCC. In fact, RCC began as an all-volunteer crisis line when it was established as the second-ever rape crisis center in the United States, back in 1973! We know that many in our community want to give back and have amazing talents to share. Following are a few opportunities to do just that at RCC!
Our volunteer helpline advocates are vital to RCC’s mission and play a crucial role in our ability to provide 24/7 immediate crisis response services to victims of sexual assault and their loved ones. Helpline advocates answer our 24-hour helpline on nights and weekends (20-shift commitment annually). Trainings are facilitated by RCC staff every winter, summer, and fall. To qualify, volunteers must attend all training sessions.
Upcoming helpline volunteer training: October 2021
Monday, October 4th 5:30pm-8:00pm
Wednesday, October 6th 5:30pm-9:00pm
Monday, October 11th 5:30pm-9:00pm
Wednesday, October 13th 5:30pm-9:00pm
Friday, October 15th 5:30pm-9:00pm
New volunteers must attend all training sessions.
For a full position description and to apply, click HERE.
Office Support Volunteers
Office Support volunteers help RCC keep operations running smoothly by offering their administrative expertise, or sometimes just an extra set of hands, when needed. Tasks that these volunteers complete vary and include but may not be limited to:
- Create survivor resources
- Stuff envelopes
- Data entry
- Fundraising tasks
- Answer RCC’s business line during staff breaks
- General clerical tasks
To sign up as an Office Support Volunteer and work alongside RCC staff in our office, click HERE.
Event volunteers assist RCC staff at community activities such as fundraisers, educational workshops, Sexual Assault Awareness Month offerings, and other events. Tasks that these volunteers complete vary and include but may not be limited to:
- Loading and unloading supplies
- Set-up and take-down at venue
- Decorating the venue
- Assisting visitors and guests
- ‘Floating’ to perform tasks as needed
- Clean-up after the event is over
- Childcare at outreach activities
To sign up to volunteer at events throughout the year, click HERE.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Dane County high school students are encouraged to apply to our GameChangers program every fall.