Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center
Support Survivors of Sexual Assault as a Hotline Advocate
Company: Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center
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Location: 112 State Street, Room 1010, Albany, NY, 12207
Project Details

Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center offers free and confidential advocacy and counseling services to anyone who has been a victim of crime and/or their friends and family. Staff and trained volunteers also operate a 24-hour sexual assault crisis hotline.

Sexual Assault Hotline Advocates provide crisis intervention, support, information and referrals to survivors of sexual assault on the phone or in Albany County hospitals via the Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center’s crisis hotline. They may also occasionally provide police station accompaniment.

The Center welcomes all persons 18 years and older who have the ability to listen, understand and support callers as Sexual Assault Hotline Advocates.

Training Schedule for June & July is available upon request!

To complete an application, please visit our website and select "Become a Volunteer":

General requirements


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Six month commitment is required. Volunteers are asked to sign up for three to four shifts per month.
  • Sexual Assault Hotline Advocates must complete an initial, 35-hour training which consists of a combination of online and in-person training in order to receive NYS
  • Category
    Advocacy & Human Rights
    Crisis Support
    Emergency & Safety
    Skills Area
    Crisis Intervention
    Mental Health
    Mental Health
    Crisis Counseling