Give Time: Become a Volunteer!
BRCC was founded in 1974 by a group of committed volunteers—and volunteers continue to assist the Center in its goal to eradicate sexual violence.
As a BRCC volunteer crisis counselor, you will have the unique opportunity to provide valuable direct services to those impacted by sexual violence. Direct service volunteer opportunities include:
Lexington Area Volunteers
- Answer the 24-hour crisis line
- Provide crisis counseling to callers
- Give callers basic legal and medical information
- Meet survivors and their friends/family at Lexington hospitals to provide medical advocacy, crisis counseling, and information/referrals
- Accompany survivors to the Lexington police department if needed
- On-call and ready to respond to survivors within their home office's region
- Provide medical and/or legal advocacy by meeting survivors and their family/friends at local hospitals and police departments
All direct service volunteers receive 40 hours of state-mandated training, plus continuing education opportunities, supervision, and support. Volunteer crisis counselors participate in quarterly meetings to receive further support and to stay up-to-date in training, legislation, and general business of BRCC.
- Must be 20 years of age
- Must have reliable transportation
- Must complete all interviews and the 40-hour training as well as comply with all BRCC standards
- We welcome both women and men as direct service volunteers, but the crisis line is answered only by women
For more information on becoming a volunteer crisis counselor, call the office nearest you.
Print and complete the application, then mail to P.O. Box 1603, Lexington, KY 40588. Someone will be in contact with you after your application is received.
Next Training Dates
- Friday, June 7th, 2013, 5:30 p.m. 8:30p.m.
- Saturday, June 8th, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Saturday, June 15th, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday, June 22nd, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Trainings are held three times each year: Summer, fall, and winter. If you missed the February training, the next training is scheduled for Summer 2013. Please check back for dates.
Advisory Boards | If you would prefer to volunteer in a different capacity, each of our seven outreach offices relies on community leaders to make up Advisory Boards. These Advisory Boards help to raise awareness about BRCC's services in their community and assist with fundraising efforts.
Board of Directors | BRCC also has opportunities to serve on the Board of Directors.If you are eager to learn and ready to actively participate in our awareness and fundraising efforts, please contact us for more information!
For more information about Board options, or to receive an application, call the office nearest you.
Note: A criminal background check must be completed in order to volunteer.