24-Hour Hotline: 210-349-7273

Volunteer

Thank you for wanting to empower survivors!

1. Fill Out Application

Download our Volunteer Application and email the completed form to Stacey Schwab.

2. Attend Orientation

Orientation takes place once a month from 6:30-8:30 PM at The Rape Crisis Center. RSVP with Stacey.

3. Complete Live Training

Training is offered three times a year in Spring, Summer and Fall. All sessions are held on Saturdays from 9:00 AM-6:00 PM at The Rape Crisis Center.

Training and orientation are held at The Rape Crisis Center unless otherwise noted. Attendance at each training session is required to become a volunteer. Please bring your driver’s license and auto insurance. Training is certified through the Office of the Attorney General of Texas.

Our Volunteers

  • Individuals at least 18 years old
  • Willing to undergo a criminal background check
  • Kind, compassionate community members who enjoy advocacy

Note: If you’ve used our counseling services in the past, you are not eligible to volunteer until two years after your last session with us. This policy ensures compliance with our clinical license requirements—we apologize for any inconvenience.

Do you want to empower others by sharing your story? We invite you to join our Speakers Panel! To be eligible to become a speaker, you must have received services at The Rape Crisis Center, wait at least two year after your last counseling session and be at least 18 years old. For more info, contact Stacey Schwab.

These individuals are critical to helping our organization run smoothly. Office support volunteers maintain a weekly or bi-weekly schedule during which they assist with front office duties. These volunteers also support our 24-hour crisis hotline.

Outreach volunteers represent our organization at health and volunteer fairs by fostering awareness about sexual assault and providing info to the community about our work and impact.

This position is one of the most critical roles we fill. Advocates support survivors of sexual assault as they accompany survivors through the forensic exam, connect survivors and their loved ones to critical services and resources and advocate for the survivor’s best interest.

Volunteers work closely with staff hotline operators to provide crisis intervention support and resources to anyone who calls our anonymous 24/7 hotline. All calls are answered on-site from our Center.

These volunteers help with our big events that happen throughout the year. If you don’t have time to give regularly, this is a great way to stay involved. Help with our Krav Maga Self-Defense Seminars, The Vagina Monologues and more.

Get More Info

Stacey Schwab

Volunteer Director
sschwab@rapecrisis.com

What Our Volunteers Say

"I volunteer because I know that I could be the one visiting the hospital or calling the hotline; and I know that if I were a survivor, I would want someone to be there for me."

Elissa B.,
Crisis Intervention Intern

"I've had the privilege of working with people from widely varying circumstances, from human trafficking victims to children chronically abused sexually by family members.”

Aaron T.,
Volunteer

“As a future social worker, some of the skills I have developed in my time at the RCC I am certain I will use for many years to come.”

Trevor C.,
Volunteer

“Volunteering at The Rape Crisis Center prepared me for my future as a counselor!”

Amanda P.,
Volunteer

Volunteer Spotlight

The individuals selflessly giving their time to support our vision and empower survivors