RESTORE seeks volunteers to support survivors of sexual assault

Posted 3 September 2021 at 3:27 pm

Press Release, RESTORE

RESTORE Sexual Assault Services, a program of Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, is recruiting volunteer advocates for an upcoming training cycle in November 2021. There is an urgent need for volunteer advocates in Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties.

Volunteer advocates are responsible for taking crisis phone calls from their home and providing information and advocacy to sexual assault survivors at a hospital or police station. Volunteers offer support, information and resources to survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones. The time commitment is flexible, and at the volunteer’s discretion. All applicants will be screened and must complete 32 hours of training prior to beginning their volunteer commitment.

The training is planned to take place in person, in Monroe County. However, all RESTORE services are dynamically responding to the changing Covid-19 protocols and using a variety of communication methods, depending on the needs and comfort level of the volunteer advocate (and survivors).

Those interested in volunteering for RESTORE must be at least 20 years old, have reliable transportation, and be comfortable working with those in a crisis situation.

For further information about volunteering with RESTORE, email