County Seeks Volunteers to Work with Victims of Sexual Assault

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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services is seeking volunteers to assist sexual assault victims and their families through the Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP). Interviews are currently being conducted for a fall training session. Volunteers provide 24-hour crisis counseling and companion services at Montgomery County hospitals and police stations for victims of rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence. Bilingual volunteers are encouraged to apply. VASAP outreach volunteers donated 8,442 hours in 2017, serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Montgomery County. All potential volunteers must attend a training program, which covers crisis intervention skills and specialized knowledge of the emotional, medical and legal issues facing victims. Volunteers must commit to serve for one year, in an on-call capacity, for one 12-hour shift or two six-hour shifts per week. All volunteers must be at least 21 years of age, Montgomery 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 go to Release ID: 18-648 Media Contact: Mary Anderson 240-777-6534]]>