*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
- 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!
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.”
“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.”
“Volunteering at The Rape Crisis Center prepared me for my future as a counselor!”
The individuals selflessly giving their time to support survivors
- Posted by Stacey Schwab, The Rape Crisis Center
- On April 15, 2016
On this beautiful Friday we would like to spotlight one of our amazing volunteers, Tawny. Tawny has been volunteering...
- Posted by The Rape Crisis Center
- On April 14, 2016
You know how we all have that one person in our life that would be the first person we...
- Posted by Carmen Vasquez, The Rape Crisis Center
- On April 13, 2016
Today we would like to spotlight a UTSA student and RCC volunteer, Jessica Garcia. She began her counseling internship...