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Montgomery County Seeks Volunteers to Support Victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence—and Their Families

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 1, 2024

Montgomery County’s Trauma Services, part of the County’s Department of Health and Human Services, is seeking volunteers to assist victims of sexual assault and domestic violence—and their families. Interviews are currently being conducted for the 2024 winter training session.

A training session will be held once a group of interested individuals is identified.

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. 

“Montgomery County appreciates the work of compassionate volunteers who dedicate their time to supporting survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence,” said Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich. “These volunteers not only provide a crucial lifeline to those directly impacted, but also extend compassion and empathy to the families affected by such trauma.”

Volunteers must commit to serve for one year. They are needed in an 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 240-777-1355 or visit the this website.

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Release ID: 24-061
Media Contact: Jennifer Garfinkel 240-962-1506
Categories: Health