What is Healing Corps?

Our volunteer program is formally known as HealingCorps and is named to embody the healing work that CHH counselors and advocates provide.

By definition, the HealingCorps Program is a signature experience that sets it apart from any other volunteer program. We are a volunteer team of crisis intervention advocates who provide support to survivors of sexual violence and raise awareness abuot all forms of oppression and violence prevention. We have a great need for multilingual/multicultural applicants, individuals who are social justice oriented, and who come from all different backgrounds with diverse lived experience.

For more information, email Hotline/Medical Volunteer Coordinator Olabisi Obafemi at [email protected]

Why should I join?

  • Hands-on crisis intervention and violence prevention experience
  • Free 40 hour Sexual Assault Advocate Training and professional development
  • Springboard to academic and career opportunities
  • Make deep impact and a difference
  • Build community free from sexual violence
  • "Volunteering at CHH has allowed me to make a true difference in the lives of community members in Lowell."
    Volunteer Advocate
    Healing Corps Class of Fall 2018

    Volunteer Opportunities

  • Hotline Advocate

    -Support and provide resources to survivors, their loved ones, and professionals through our 24/7 crisis intervention hotline (remote position). This position requires our 40 hour Sexual Assault Advocate Training.

  • Medical Advocate

    -Support and provide resources to survivors in the emergency room at Lowell General Hospital. This position requires our 40 hour Sexual Assault Advocate Training.

  • Legal Advocate

    -Support and provide resources to survivors looking for legal support; advocacy in court rooms, accompaniment to the police station, restraining order support, etc. This position requires our 40 hour Sexual Assault Advocate Training.

  • Events (Take Back the Night, CHH Family Festival etc.)

    -We are always looking for individuals who are passionate about supporting their community. For ways to get involved contact Volunteer Coordinator, Olabisi Obafemi at [email protected] or call 978-452-7721

  • 40-hour Sexual Assault Advocate Training

    Next training: TBD.
    Email [email protected] for more information.

    This training gives participants the knowledge and tools to work with survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones. The training covers topics such as:

  • Understanding Neurobiology and the Trauma of Sexual Assault
  • Medical Advocacy and Forensic Evidence Collection
  • Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse
  • Providing Services to Survivors with Disabilities
  • Social Justice, Sexual Violence, and Anti-Oppression
  • Human Trafficking and Commercially Sexually Exploited Children

  • Volunteers are required to provide 24-30 hours of service on a monthly basis for a year. Shift scheduling is flexible and available from 4 hour to 12 hour shifts. Advocates should have access to a working phone and computer Volunteers are required to check email several times a week for updates and information.

    Current and Former Volunteers

    If you are looking for a letter of recommendation or a reference regarding your volunteer experience at CHH please provide the following items one month ahead of time or as soon as possible:
  • The position and description of position you are applying for
  • The date you need it by
  • Where/who to send it to
  • Email the above information to Marta ([email protected])