Rape Response relies on volunteers to carry out many of our programs and services. Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer. If after reading through the volunteer requirements and commitments, you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete our Volunteer Application.
About Our Volunteer Program
Who can volunteer?
If you are 18 years old or older
If you live within 30 minutes of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA
No training or previous education is needed
What does a volunteer do?
Use a Rape Response cell phone to answer crisis line calls from the privacy of your home or other suitable private location while maintaining your own schedule
Provide emotional support and accompaniment for sexual assault survivors during the forensic medical exam process at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. The forensic exam typically takes about 3 hours but can be shorter or longer.
What kind of time commitment is involved?
Be available to receive calls and go to the hospital if needed 2 week nights (6 pm to 7 am each night) (Monday & Tuesday OR Wednesday & Thursday) or one weekend (from Friday 6 pm to Monday 7 am)
Once a month
30 hours of initial volunteer training as well as 10 hours of annual continuing education. Continuing education requirements can be met by attending quarterly meetings where we have fun, eat dinner together and provide additional training. These meetings are generally 2.5 hours long.
When is the next volunteer training?
Training series are held in spring and fall of each year. Attendance of all 4 training sessions is required.
Spring 2018 training dates are:
Saturday, February 10th from 8 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday, February 17th from 8 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday, February 22nd from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday, February 24 from 8 am – 4:30 pm
How do I become a volunteer?
Fill out the volunteer application on the Rape Response, Inc. website
A personal interview will be scheduled with prospective volunteers
Volunteers must complete our 30 hour volunteer training course
A background check is required and paid for by Rape Response, Inc. prior to volunteering