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Montgomery County Seeks Volunteers to Work with Victims of Sexual Assault

For Immediate Release: Friday, January 20, 2023

Volunteers are needed to assist sexual assault victims and their families through Montgomery County’s Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP), part of the County’s Department of Health and Human Services.  Interviews are currently being conducted for the 2023 winter training session.

VASAP outreach volunteers donate their time serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Volunteers provide 24-hour crisis counseling and companion services at County hospitals and police stations for victims of rape, sexual assault and domestic violence. Bilingual volunteers are encouraged to apply.

Volunteers must attend a training program that covers crisis intervention skills and the specialized knowledge of the emotional, medical and legal issues that victims face. 

Volunteers must commit to serve for one year. They are needed in on-call capacity and for one 12-hour shift or two six-hour shifts per week.

Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age, County residents, have a valid driver’s license and immediate access to transportation.

For more information or to arrange an interview, call the Montgomery County Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program at 240-777-1355 or visit the VASAP website.

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Release ID: 23-026
Media Contact: Mary Anderson
Categories: Health