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 one shift per month; and make a one-year commitment to the program.
If you are interested in becoming a SAVI Volunteer Advocate, recruitment for our next training will begin in September 2013, and interviews will begin in late November 2013. Here are the dates of the training sessions, which will all be held at the Mount Sinai Health System:
Tuesday, February 25, 2014: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, March 1, 2014: 10am - 5pm
Sunday, March 2, 2014: 10am - 5pm
Saturday, March 8, 2014: 10am - 5pm
Sunday, March 9, 2014: 10am - 5pm
Saturday, March 15, 2014: 10am - 5pm