Volunteer for MCRCC
We are always recruiting volunteers to help spread awareness in our communities and to be an ally to survivors of sexual assault.
You can help in the following ways:
- Advocacy and Accompaniment: Accompanying a survivor to law enforcement interviews, forensic medical exams and court proceedings acting as an advocate and a support person
- 24 Crisis Lines: Providing information, referrals and support to callers twenty four hours a day on our crisis hotline
- Special events: Our annual Together with Love Run/Walk at Lovers’ Point in Pacific Grove, Sexual Assault Awareness Month displays and campaign every April, Eve Ensler’s stage play, Vagina Monologues offer support from Hartnell College and California State University, Monterey Bay and much more!
- Community Information Table: attend farmer markets, community health fairs and other events in our communities.
Eligibility & Commitment
- Applicants must be over the age of 18 years of age.
- Applicants must have an interest in assisting sexual assault survivors and significant others.
- Applicants must be willing/able to work with diverse populations (cultural, racial, socioeconomic, religious, sexual orientation, etc.)
- Applicants must give consent for and understand that MRCC will require Livescan fingerprinting.
- Applicants must be able to attend all training sessions.
- Applicants must be able to attend monthly in-service meetings (typically the 1st Tuesday of the month).
- Applicants must commit to 6 months of volunteering.
If the candidates are sexual assault survivors:
- Sexual assault survivors must be emotionally ready to assist other survivors and be no less than a year past their own assault/abuse experience.
- Applicants with a history of chemical dependency must have been clean and sober for at least 1 year prior to training.
- Past or present perpetrators of sexual or physical abuse and/or any violent crime are not eligible to participate in Sexual Assault Counselor Training.
MCRCC reserves the right to refuse enrollment to anyone whom they feel is not suitable for the program. Participation in training does not guarantee certification as a sexual assault counselor, nor does it guarantee a volunteer assignment.
Both a written application and an interview are required. Applicants selected should plan to attend all training sessions. Any scheduled conflicts must be discussed with the Client Services Director prior to beginning the training.
Becoming a Board Member:
We are looking for a few dynamic individuals to serve on the Board of Directors. Interested applicants must share the agency philosophy of victim empowerment, be willing to serve on one standing committee and attend Board meetings the third Monday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Monterey.
Board members are expected to support the agency financially in an amount that is meaningful to him or her in response to annual solicitations. Board members must attend at least one to three sessions of the 12-session crisis line training (held two to three times each year), attend advocate graduations, board retreats and special events.
The Monterey County Rape Crisis Center is especially interested in recruiting individuals who want to get involved in fundraising activities and to lend their energy, enthusiasm and expertise to making MCRCC's mission successful. We are looking for diversity in ethnicity, gender, income level, age, occupations and professions.
For more information on Board Membership, click here.
If you are interested, complete an application form.
Click here for board application in.pdf
Return Volunteer or Board application to:
Monterey County Rape Crisis Center
P.O. BOX 2630, Monterey, CA. 93942
or contact Clare Mounteer at (831) 373-3955.