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, community outreach, and more.
To begin volunteering with RCCGC, please complete our volunteer application and send it to Darrell Arline, our Outreach and Community Education Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, call Darrell at (409) 763-1441.
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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.
Emergency Response/Medical Accompaniment 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. You must complete an 40-hour training to qualify as a medical accompaniment volunteer. The next training will be in January 2016. Email Amber email@example.com if you would like to attend.
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. 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.We also welcome our volunteers to get creative to offer any classes and/or services that we might not have considered.
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. If you enjoy getting out and talking to people, this may be a great fit for you!
Throughout the year, local businesses, musicians and artists host special events to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault and to raise funds for the Resource & Crisis Center. Your contributions go directly to provide shelter, counseling and advocacy to survivors and support proven education programs that stop violence before it starts. Get creative and let us know what you want to do! The success of your event matters to us, so please complete and return an Event Information Form to our Outreach Coordinator.
Groups are always welcome to create a project or volunteer together with RCC, from facilitating a group art or education activity to beautifying our spaces with murals or gardens or helping out at the resale shops. Please contact our Outreach Coordinator for a current list of projects.
We welcome volunteers who can assist with clerical duties in the RCC office.
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.