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Sexual Violence Medical Advocate

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

Medical Advocate volunteers provide compassionate in-person support to survivors and their families in hospital emergency departments 24 hours a day during sexual assault exams and evidence collection kits. 


Volunteers must be able to commit to at least one weekly 5-8 hour shift, with flexibility around those hours, and carry a cell phone to be notified to go to the hospital during that shift should they be called. Although a valid driver's license and car access are not required, volunteers must be able to arrive at a designated Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner hospital in BARCC's service area within 45 minutes of being notified. 


A 40-hour training and buddy shift are required before starting. Volunteers are also required to attend twice-monthly peer supervision meetings, held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 6:30 to 8:00pm.


BARCC is looking for volunteers of all genders. Spanish-English bilingual applicants are especially welcome. Please contact volunteer@barcc.org or (617) 649-1273 to learn more.

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