24-Hour Hotline: 210-349-7273

Volunteer

Thank you for wanting to serve survivors.

1. Fill Out Application

Download our Volunteer Application and email the completed form to Stacey at sschwab@rapecrisis.com.

If you’re interested in an internship, the same process must be completed.

2. Attend Orientation

RSVP with Stacey at sschwab@rapecrisis.com.

Thursday | August 17, 2017 

6:30-8:30PM

Please bring your driver’s license and auto insurance.

3. Complete Live Training

Fall 2017 Training Dates*: TBD

*Training is held at The Rape Crisis Center unless noted. Certified through the Office of the Attorney General of Texas. Attendance at each training date is required to volunteer.

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Stacey Schwab, Volunteer Director
Phone: 210-208-5740

Our Volunteers

  • Kind, compassionate individuals over 18 years old
  • Caring community members who enjoy being active
  • Those willing to undergo a criminal background check

Note: If you’ve used our counseling services, you are not eligible to volunteer until two years after your last session with us. This is to accommodate the license requirements of our counselors—we apologize for any inconvenience.

As we learn about The Rape Crisis Center, we become a resource for our friends and loved ones, as well as anyone else in our lives who may need to be connected to resources. Ambassadors help to educate the community by inviting people to attend our Conversations of Hope.

Learn more on our Ambassador Program page.

These volunteers are crucial for helping our agency run smoothly. They maintain a weekly or bi-weekly schedule during which they assist in the front office. In between other activities, they also support our telephone hotline.

Outreach volunteers represent our agency at our health and volunteer fairs by fostering awareness about sexual assault and providing info to community members about our services.

This position is one of the most critical roles that we fulfill. Advocates support victims of sexual assault by providing crisis intervention at local hospitals as they accompany survivors through the forensic exam, give info on services available to the survivor and their support system, and advocate for the survivor’s best interests.

In partnership with RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), we provide support through the RAINN.org online hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This position requires an additional 25 hours of online training, following completion of the Live Advocate Training. This is a great option for our busiest volunteers as you can help others from the comfort of your own home!

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

These volunteers help with our big events that happen occasionally throughout the year. If you don’t have time to give regularly, this is a great way to stay involved! Help with our Run 4 Hope 5K, Krav Maga Self-Defense Seminars, The Vagina Monologues & more!

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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 survivors