Volunteer Opportunities

The benefits of volunteering can be enormous to you, your family, and your community. Finding the right volunteering opportunity can help you reduce stress, find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Volunteering can even help protect your mental and physical health.

Volunteer now!  Whether you work directly with clients or help with our office, you can make a difference. To find out about volunteer requirements, qualifications, selection process, and available training, contact the volunteer coordinator.

  • Rape Crisis Counselors (RCC’s) are trained and certified rape crisis counselors. They complete a forty (40) hour training program approved by the New York State Department of Health and are certified under the auspices of VIBS. ERC’s are on call to respond to any Suffolk County hospital to meet with victims of rape, sexual assault or domestic violence of all ages.
    If you are a survivor, please be sure a minimum of two years healing time has passed before applying for this position.
    Apply to be a Rape Crisis Counselor »


  • Dispatchers  are needed to dispatch our rape crisis counselors when there is a victim at one of our SAFE Centers or in an emergency department. Your commitment would be to cover a 2 week rotation schedule  once every other month. The hours for this position are: Monday through Thursday 9:00 pm to 9:00 am, weekends, and any holidays or events that the Agency closes for  during that 2 week time period.  You would receive a call on your cell and/or home phone and  then dispatch the RCC that is on-call.
    Apply to be a Dispatcher »


  • Speakers Bureau Volunteers are available to assist the community education department by providing educational presentations  about rape, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Possible audiences are community groups, schools and health fairs.
    If you are a survivor, please be sure a minimum of two years healing time has passed before applying for this position.
    Apply to be a Speakers Bureau Volunteer »



  • Fund Raising and Special Events:  Volunteers can help with fund raising events, such as our Book Luncheon or Domestic Violence Awareness 5K walk/run, or help to organize miscellaneous projects and activities.
    Apply to be a VIBS Special Event  volunteer »


  • Clerical Volunteers are needed to help with our reception and clerical duties.  We look to have volunteer reception coverage on a daily basis.  The hours for this position are flexible.  We ask for a commitment of one 3 -4 hour shift one day a week, between 9:00am and 9:00pm, Monday through Thursday, and Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.  This position would involve greeting clients, answering the phone, basic filing, data entry, and other clerical duties as needed.
    Apply to be a clerical volunteer »