Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the North Coast Rape Crisis Team.

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. Crisis line volunteers can expect to provide peer-support counseling via hotline.


Our next training cohort will take place January 23rd, 2023-March 10th, 2023. Training sessions will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and will be via Zoom.

Training is done via Zoom and requires a $50 non-refundable fee; scholarships may be available. We require 76 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.

Required Qualifications

◦Access to a private phone

◦Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

◦Ability to adhere to NCRCT’s protocols, procedures, and policies

◦Ability to complete a 1 year commitment (CalPoly Humboldt or CR students should be able to commit to 2 semesters)

◦At least 18 years of age

◦High school diploma or equivalent

◦Ability to effectively interact with survivors from various cultures and  backgrounds

◦Ability to be empathetic, respectful, and non-judgmental

◦Punctual and dependable

◦Ability to pass a Live Scan background check – to be paid for by our agency


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.

If you are interested in applying for an internship, please fill out and submit the volunteer application, indicating your school, program of study, and current class schedule.


To apply, please complete the following application and email it to