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County Seeking Volunteers to Work With Sexual Assault Victims

logo for VASAP - Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program

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The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services are seeking volunteers to assist victims of sexual assault and their families through its Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP), according to a news release.

VASAP volunteers provide 24-hour crisis counseling and companion services in throughout county hospitals and police stations for victims.

Requirements to apply for a volunteer position include being a Montgomery County resident, have a valid driver’s license, immediate access to transportation and at least 21 years of age.

Potential volunteers are also required to attend a training program that covers crisis intervention skills, commit to serving for one year and be able to work in an on-call capacity for one 12-hour shift or two six hour-shifts per week.

Interviews are currently being conducted for a June 2017 training session.

Bi-lingual volunteers are encouraged to apply.

For more information or to arrange an interview, call the Montgomery County Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program at 240-777-1355 or click here to be directed to the website.

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