Are you feeling helpless about the rise of violence in your community? You can do something about it! Female and male volunteers are needed in Manhattan and Queens emergency rooms to help survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence (IPV). Mount Sinai’s Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention (SAVI) Program Advocates offer comfort as well as provide important information to help survivors regain control over their lives and help begin their healing process.

Volunteers must live in Queens or Manhattan; be at least 21 years old; attend a 40-hour training course; comply with medical clearance standards; be on-call at least two shifts per month; and make a one-year commitment to the program.

The next Advocate Training will be on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 25, 2016: 5:30 - 9:30 pm
Saturday, October 29, 2016: 10 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday, October 30, 2016: 10 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday, November 5, 2016: 10 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday, November 6, 2016: 10 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday, November 12, 2016: 10 am - 5 pm

There are no make-up dates. You must attend every session in its entirety.

Recruitment for 2016 is still ongoing. If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Advocate, please call (212) 423-2151 or e-mail us.

Contact Us

Tel: 212-423-2140
Fax: 212-423-1021

Tel: 718-736-1288

One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1670
New York, NY 10029

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