Are You Interested in Breaking the Silence of Sexual Violence?
Become a Counselor/Advocate!
We seek people with a strong commitment to better understand issues of sexual violence and a desire to support and advocate for victims and survivors of sexual violence. This requires strong listening skills, but no previous counseling experience is expected. Benefits include:
- Receive Rape Crisis Counselor Certification for the State of Massachusetts which includes a comprehensive 70-hour training on Sexual Violence.
Develop a better understanding of issues of oppression,
social justice and peer advocacy.
Work collaboratively with a staff dedicated to supporting
survivors of sexual violence.
Network with professionals in the field, community
agencies and campus programs.
Career development opportunities including:
staff development trainings, conference and
workshop attendance on a local and national level.
- Receive academic credit. (optional)
Voices of Volunteers
"The program gave me the confidence, skills, and education
necessary to truly be helpful to people in crisis and recovery.
It empowered me to move in new and fulfilling directions in my life."
(Amy, 4th year advocate)
"Very often, doing something that feels so little to me, sometimes it's just lending a compassionate ear, can make such a difference to a caller. That's a great feeling."
(Daniella, 4th year advocate)
"I do this work because it is quite challenging, yet so rewarding. And I can make a difference!"
(Jennifer, 3rd year advocate)
Visit our Opportunities Section and submit an application.
We will contact you for a personal interview before acceptance into the volunteer training program.