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County seeks volunteers to work with victims of sexual assault

On May 10, 2016

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Resources is seeking volunteers to assist sexual assault victims. Interviews are being conducted for a late May training session. Outreach volunteers donated more than 10,000 hours in 2014, serving victims of sexual assault in Montgomery County. 
 
Volunteers provide 24-hour crisis counseling and companion services at Montgomery County hospitals and police stations for victims of rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence. Bilingual volunteers are encouraged to apply.
 
All potential volunteers must attend a training program, which covers crisis intervention skills and the specialized knowledge of the emotional, medical and legal issues that victims face. Volunteers must commit to serve for one year, in an on-call capacity, for one 12-hour shift or two six-hour shifts per week. All volunteers must be at least 21 years of age, Montgomery County residents, have a valid driver’s license and immediate access to transportation.
 
For more information or to arrange an interview, call the Montgomery County Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program at 240-777-1355 or go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/vasap.

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