Volunteers & Internships
Sexual Assault Counselor
About Our Program
NCRCT is seeking dedicated individuals who feel a deep commitment to supporting survivors and working to end sexual violence.Volunteers who complete training will become California state Certified Sexual Assault Counselors and will staff our 24-hour crisis line. Our program allows individuals the flexibility to work remotely. Once volunteers complete their training they also have the flexibility to pick their own schedule. Training is done via Zoom and requires a $50 non-refundable fee; scholarships may be available. We require 60 hours of our California State Certified Sexual Assault Counselor training. Some topics covered during the training include historical perspectives, intersection of discrimination/oppression and sexual violence, intimate partner violence/sexual violence, self harm, significant others, law enforcement and reporting, medical exams, and more
At least 18 years of age
Access to a private phone
Ability to pass a Live Scan background check
Highschool diploma or equivalent
Ability to adhere to NCRCT’s protocols, procedures, and policies
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
Minimum of 2 semester commitment
Completion of 60 hour training
6 weekday shifts a month after training
4 weekend day shifts a month after training
Our next training cohort will take place May 22nd, 2023 - July 7th, 2023. Training sessions will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, and will be via Zoom.
Internships may be available for students. Required qualifications for interns are the same as for volunteers, listed above. If you wish to fulfill required internship hours as a Sexual Assault Counselor, the training fee will be waived. After training is completed, the number of shifts required per week will depend on the amount of hours required by your program.