We seek diverse, committed, and passionate men and women who desire to give their time and energy to help end sexual violence. Our goal is to work alongside every day community volunteers to eradicate sexual violence through service, activism, and awareness.   Our work is made possible with the contributions of awesome volunteers!  Our volunteers include:

24-Hour Crisis Line
Our Crisis Hotline is a toll-free service staffed by highly trained BRCC crisis counselors 24 hours a day. Counselors offer support and information to callers on the crisis line, providing community referrals for healthcare, law enforcement or legal aid, or information on BRCC services.

Medical Advocacy
Volunteers respond to calls from our local emergency rooms to provide support to recent survivors of sexual assault, as well as friends or family members who may also be present in the hospital setting. Medical advocates can give information on the hospital process, and offer follow up counseling services from BRCC. Our advocates work alongside medical professionals and law enforcement as part of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART).

Office Assistance
Volunteers help keep our Lexington center running by helping to answer business phones, greet clients at the door, file, stuff envelopes, and complete light data entry.

Outreach Assistance
Volunteers staff booths and tables at community awareness events, festivals, and celebrations to promote awareness about sexual violence and to disseminate information about BRCC services. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the application below and email to Caitlin Bentley at Caitlin.bentley@bluegrassrapecrisis.org.

Note:  Crisis Line Counselors and Medical Advocates receive 40 hours of state-mandated training, plus continuing education opportunities, supervision, and support. They also participate in quarterly meetings to receive further support and to stay up-to-date in training, legislation, and general business of BRCC.

Volunteer Testimonial

“I volunteer at the BRCC because I believe whole heartedly in a person’s right to choose. A person’s right to own their sexuality without having to be shamed, belittled, made to feel less than, or made to feel as though they are doing something wrong. I believe that no means no, period. Being able to help someone begin to reclaim their right to say what happens to their body is beyond rewarding and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Also, the BRCC just plain rocks :)”

-Melissa E.

Apply now!