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.
The next Advocate Training will be on the following dates:
- Tuesday, October 20, 2015: 5:30 – 9:30 pm
- Saturday, October 24: full day
- Sunday, October 25: full day
- Saturday, October 31: full day
- Sunday, November 1: full day
- Saturday, November 6: full day
Recruitment will begin in the summer. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Advocate, please call (212) 423-2140 or e-mail SAVI’s Outreach and Training Program Coordinator.