National Sexual Assault Online Hotline Volunteer

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Director: Christina McNeur

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Additional Information

Background Check: Yes
Ages for Volunteer: 18+
Minimum Hours Required: 8 a month
Additional Information:
RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) voted One of "America's 100 Best Charities" by Worth Magazine & "One of the Top 10 Best Charities in 2006" by Marie Claire Magazine has openings for volunteers to provide service to visitors on the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline.

The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline is the first secure web-based hotline providing live and anonymous support through an interface as intuitive as instant messaging.

To learn more or to apply please visit http://apps.rainn.org/VolApp/.

Duties:

  • Be on time for shifts scheduled using the Online Hotline website

  • Complete 50 hours of crisis intervention training

  • Follow computer safety best practices learned in the online training

  • Remain supportive and engaged with visitors

  • Provide accurate support and referrals using crisis intervention best practices

  • Commit to at least 8 hours a month for a year

Qualifications:

  • Applicable Majors: Counseling, Social Work, Women's Studies, Mental Health, Public Heath, Psychology, Sociology, etc…

  • Able to work some nights and/or weekends from home

  • Exceptional communication skills both verbal & written

  • Computer proficiency to include instant messaging is a must

Benefits:

  • Develop and enhance crisis intervention skill set

  • Provide a safe and secure place for survivors of sexual assault and abuse

  • Volunteer from any secure internet connection, even at home!

  • Flexible hours

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