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Pictured: Members of Westminster's Feminist Club constructing personalized journals for clients as a one-time service project.

 

 

BECOME PART OF THE MOVEMENT TO END SEXUAL VIOLENCE.

Sexual violence impacts all facets of our community.  Your support will expand the capacity of the Rape Recovery Center’s mission driven work.

To become a volunteer, please complete the following steps:

  1. Attend one of our monthly open house meetings

  2. Submit an application

To learn more about our volunteer programs and submit an application, please select the type of volunteer work you are interested in doing:

Client Services

As a volunteer advocate for the Rape Recovery Center, you will play an essential role in the healing process for the survivors we serve. Our specially trained volunteer advocates may choose to provide crisis support on the agency crisis line, assist with in-office client support, or become members of our 24 hour hospital response team. To become a volunteer with this program, you are required to attend our 40-hour training. Our next training dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019: 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m
  • Thursday, January 24th, 2019: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m
  • Saturday, January 26th, 2019: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 29th, 2019: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m
  • Wednesday, January 30th, 2019: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m
  • Thursday, January 31st, 2019: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m
  • Saturday, February 2nd, 2019: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

If this sounds like something you are interested in, please submit an application here. Please note, submitted applications will not be reviewed and confirmed for the next training until December 15th. The cost of training is $65 for prospective volunteers and $150 for community members or service providers, though partial scholarships are available.

If you have taken a 40 hour training through another Utah agency or if your training certificate is older than 2 years old, please contact us directly for information on additional training that may be needed.

Outreach & Education

An important part of the Rape Recovery Center’s mission is to educate the community about the cause, impact, and prevention of sexual violence. As a volunteer on our Outreach and Access Team, you will be engaging with the community in a myriad of ways to help us further this important goal. This might include tabling at special events, assisting with the development of educational materials, or presenting on various topics related to this work. To become a volunteer with this program, you are required to attend our 40-hour training. Our next training dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019: 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m
  • Thursday, January 24th, 2019: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m
  • Saturday, January 26th, 2019: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 29th, 2019: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m
  • Wednesday, January 30th, 2019: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m
  • Thursday, January 31st, 2019: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m
  • Saturday, February 2nd, 2019: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

If this sounds like something you are interested in, please submit an application here. Please note, submitted applications will not be reviewed and confirmed for the next training until July 15th. The cost of training is $65 for prospective volunteers and $150 for community members or service providers, though partial scholarships are available.

If you have taken a 40 hour training through another Utah agency or if your training certificate is older than 2 years old, please contact us directly for information on additional training that may be needed.

Administrative & Special Projects

These positions offer a meaningful way to support survivors without being involved with direct services. Volunteers are needed for a variety of special projects, small tasks, and ongoing office work. Because our services depend so highly on donations of time and money, if you have a specific skill, we can probably find a way for you to make a difference. Graphic design and marketing are a few examples. Let us know how you would like to help! If this sounds like something you are interested in, please submit an application here.

Court-ordered Community Service

Rape Recovery Center offers court ordered community service volunteers an opportunity to complete their hours by helping maintain our building, assist with bulk mailings and other projects. We cannot take any volunteers with domestic violence or sexual assault related charges. If you want to fulfill your community service hours with us, please submit an application here.

Donation Drive/Community Fundraiser

If you are interested in hosting your own donation drive or fundraiser to benefit the Rape Recovery Center, please follow this link.

For questions regarding volunteer opportunities, please email Shenia Sellers at s.sellers@raperecoverycenter.org.