Volunteers come from all walks of life. Their common interest is strengthening community response to those we serve. Some have been victims of sexual assault themselves. Some have had a family member or a close friend who has been impacted by this crime.
We are often the first responders to the hospital and may be the first person an individual reach out to for support on the Crisis Hotline. Either way, after being trained, our staff and volunteers are anxious to help those in need. They are well trained in regards to the impact of sexual violence and best practices for a victim centered response.
The Piedmont Rape Crisis Center is grateful to our volunteers, who allow us to maintain our 24-hour crisis services for survivors of sexual assault, their family, and friends.
The PRCC offers a variety of volunteer experiences, so you can choose what best fits your personal strengths and interests. There are both direct service and non-direct service opportunities continuously available.
Victim Assistance: Individuals interested in becoming this type of volunteer must undergo 25 hours of initial training,
submit to a criminal background check, and provide letters of recommendation.
Prevention: These volunteers must also complete the initial 25 hours of training, submit to a criminal background check, and provide letters of recommendation. In addition, prevention volunteers must also undergo additional prevention education training.
In-Office: These volunteers assist in fundraising, special projects and mailings, and are trained to answer the Crisis Line as needed during regular business hours.
Fund Raising: These positions offer a meaningful way to support survivors without being involved with direct services. Fund raising volunteers work on committees, special events, drives, appeals, and a range of other fundraising-related tasks. Helpful areas of expertise would be any of these. Writing, layout, design, graphics, computer work, research, organizing, phone calling, and more.
Outreach: Outreach Volunteers assist with our community outreach efforts where they present to other community organizations and non-profits in the area and provide information on and promote awareness of all aspects of sexual violence.