Volunteers are essential to providing services to victims of domestic and sexual assault. Our volunteers work in all facets of the agency: administration, hotline, youth services, shelter services, maintenance, emergency response, court accompaniment, CASA, community outreach, and more. So take a stand against violence and abuse by giving your time to participate in one of our programs – to help support the journey to peace.
We welcome volunteers who can assist with clerical duties in the RCC office.
24-Hour Crisis Hotline
RCC maintains a crisis hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide social resources and services to the Galveston County community at all times. Volunteers in this position are trained to give support, assistance through crisis, and referral services to callers in need.
Volunteers are needed to plan activities for the young children and youth living in our shelter facilities. These volunteers offer emotional support and entertainment to the children, while giving the mothers living in the shelter the time and energy focus on their recovery.
Volunteers working in our shelter can offer a variety of services based upon the volunteers individual skills. Volunteers are needed to cook dinner every night of the week, garden, or teach classes on their area of expertise. We also welcome our volunteers to get creative to offer any classes and/or services that we might not have considered.
Volunteers in this position support RCC by performing light and general maintenance at our shelter and other facilities. Maintenance volunteers get put on a list and are called on a rotating, as-needed basis, therefore flexible scheduling is available.
Emergency Response Advocate
The volunteer in this position works closely with our sexual assault response team to respond to calls from victims in emergency situations. The volunteer accompanies the client to the hospital where he or she records the initial intake information and offers gentle support to the client in crisis.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
The CASA program trains volunteers to become advocates for children in the foster care system. Volunteers spend time getting to know the child, his or her foster family, teachers, and anybody else in the child’s life. The volunteer then reports the information he or she finds and makes recommendations to the court concerning the child’s best interest.
We are looking for a small group of dedicated volunteers to create a Volunteer Committee. The roll of the committee will be to collect volunteer applications, make first contact with potential volunteers, manage the volunteer calendar, and bring any questions or concerns from volunteers to RCC staff. Generally, this volunteer position acts as a liasion between volutneers and the organization.
Job Readiness Course Instructor
The Job Readiness Course is a weekly class held at our shelter for clients who are currently seeking employment. The course covers such topics as interviewing, resume writing, professional appearance, etc. The Job Readiness Course Instructor position is great for volunteers who have previous experience in a human resources department, hiring and firing, or general management of employees.
RCC needs volunteers to support fundraiser and awareness events, food and back to school drives, and other special events by actively recruiting donors and/or donations for the agency and giving a hand at special events.
Groups are always welcome to create a project or volunteer together with RCC. Please contact our volunteer coordinator for a current list of projects.
To begin volunteering with RCCGC, please complete our volunteer application and contact Shannon Samuelson-Reeves, our volunteer coordinator, at 409-443-0511 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for donating your time and energy to Resource and Crisis Center!