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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. 

The next training is set for July 10-21, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily. 

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


  • 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. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the form below. If you have questions about volunteering with VSC, please call Derrick Schmidt, Volunteer Coordinator / Community Advocate, at 610-277-0932 Ext. 257 or send an email to

VSC volunteers make a difference for survivors 

In this TedX Arcadia University talk, VSC volunteer Jan Harris explains why she works with VSC and the difference VSC makes in survivors' lives.

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