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. We are a volunteer team of crisis intervention advocates who provide support to survivors of sexual violence and raise awareness about all forms of oppression and violence prevention.
To join this group you must be able to take our 40-Hour comprehensive sexual assault certificate training and commit to 1 year of volunteer service as a Hotline/Medical Advocate!
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.”
Healing Corps Class of Fall 2018
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.
Support and provide resources to survivors in the emergency room at Lowell General Hospital. This position requires our 40 hour Sexual Assault Advocate Training.
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.
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
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
- Civil and Criminal Protections and Rights
- 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.
March 1st to March 30th, 2023
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday March 11th – 9:00am to 5:00pm