Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Victim Services Center (VSC) and your commitment to those it serves. By volunteering, you can help to fulfill the organization’s mission, enlighten its operations and engage the community in its activities. All volunteers must successfully complete a state-mandated, 65-hour training course administered by VSC. There is a training fee of $30.00 per trainee. 

How VSC Volunteers Help 

 

  • Provide coverage for the organization’s 24-hour hotline

  • Provide crisis counseling, trauma-informed response to crime victims

  • Provide accompaniment and support for victims in local emergency rooms and during police interviews

  • Help engage the community in VSC activities and share VSC’s mission

  • Help staff information tables at community-wide events

Qualifications 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must have a car/reliable transportation

  • Initial screening and interview process

  • Criminal background, FBI & child abuse history clearances

  • Continuing Education Minimum of 10 hours/year

  • Minimum commitment of 1 year to the agency

  • Successful completion of state mandated 40-hour Sexual Assault Counselor and 25-hour Victim Advocate trainings (The next session of training for volunteers will take place from October to November 2020 on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6-9 pm at VSC's office in Norristown.) 

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the form below. If you have questions about volunteering with VSC, please contact Lauren Uhl, Volunteer Coordinator, (610) 277-0932 X-228 or email at Lauren-Uhl@vscmontcopa.org.

Our mission is to provide advocacy and counseling for all who have been affected by sexual violence and other crimes against the person and to promote sensitivity and awareness in the community through education. Founded in 1974 as Women Against Rape, we have been supporting survivors and their families for more than 40 years. Victim Services of Montgomery County, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Call our free, 24-hour hotline at 1-888-521-0983.

CONTACT >

T: 610-277-0932

F: 610-277-6386

E: vscmontcopa@vscmontcopa.org

325 Swede St., 2nd Floor 

Norristown, PA 19401

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