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Montgomery County Seeking Crisis Counseling Volunteers

Montgomery County’s Trauma Services, part of the County’s Department of Health and Human Services, is seeking volunteers to assist victims of sexual assault and domestic violence—and their families. Interviews are currently being conducted for the 2024 winter training session.

A training session will be held once a group of interested individuals is identified.

 

Volunteers provide 24-hour crisis counseling and companion services at County hospitals and police stations for victims of rape, sexual assault and domestic violence. Bilingual volunteers are encouraged to apply.

Volunteers must attend a training program that covers crisis intervention skills and the specialized knowledge of the emotional, medical and legal issues that victims face. 

“Montgomery County appreciates the work of compassionate volunteers who dedicate their time to supporting survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence,” said Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich. “These volunteers not only provide a crucial lifeline to those directly impacted, but also extend compassion and empathy to the families affected by such trauma.”

Volunteers must commit to serve for one year. They are needed in an on-call capacity and for one 12-hour shift or two six-hour shifts per week.

Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age, County residents, have a valid driver’s license and immediate access to transportation.

For more information or to arrange an interview, call 240-777-1355 or visit the this website.

This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.

 

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Roy Kelley, Retired, Former Associate Broker, RE/MAX Realty Group

Gaithersburg, Maryland  

Comments (9)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

God morning Roy. In addition to the time commitment, volunteers must be wired right to be o f assistance to the victims. Hope they get a group large enough to train shortly. Enjoy your day.

Feb 22, 2024 04:00 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Great information. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your upcoming

weekend.

Bill Salvatore with Arizona Elite Properties 

Feb 22, 2024 04:21 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Roy,

I'm sure the Montgomery County’s Trauma Services needs volunteers. Such a worth while group to be a part of. Hoping you getting the word out helps in bringing in volunteers.

Feb 22, 2024 04:57 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Roy, Apart from the dedication required, volunteers must have the right mindset so hope they can get a large capable group.

Feb 22, 2024 06:47 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Roy- what a worthwhile volunteer opportunity.  I'm sure that many will step up to the challenge. 

Feb 22, 2024 06:43 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I hope Montgomery County receives many qualified counseling volunteers, Roy.

Feb 22, 2024 08:32 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. Your feedback is always welcome.

Feb 26, 2024 06:58 AM