Community support is key to achieving our mission of ending sexual violence. Volunteers are typically needed in the following areas: crisis hotline and accompaniment, outreach and fundraising, calls to action during legislative sessions, and events during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Our East Hartford office often needs assistance packing materials, organizing our resource room, and setting up booths at community events.
Help on the Hotline
To volunteer on the statewide sexual assault crisis hotline, you must become a certified sexual assault crisis counselor in accordance with Connecticut State Statute 52-146(k). To do so, you must complete 40 hours of training at one of our member programs. Volunteers must also be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation, and be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement upon acceptance into the program. Bilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Contact your local member center to learn when their next certification training will occur.