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Reminder: There is Still Time to Volunteer with the Union County Rape Crisis Center

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents who are interested in a unique and meaningful volunteer experience that applications are still open for the next volunteer training program of the Union County Rape Crisis Center is still accepting participants.

The Rape Crisis Center is a program of the Union County Department of Human Services. Since its inception in 1984, volunteer advocates from the Rape Crisis Center have helped hundreds of Union County residents with emotional support and guidance through the aftermath of sexual violence.

No previous experience in counseling is necessary. All volunteers are trained and mentored by professional staff.

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Due to inclement weather the initial start date for the spring training program has been rescheduled from March 22 to April 10, so there is still time to register. Space is limited so call the Rape Crisis Center now at 908-233-7273 to schedule a pre-training interview.

Additional information about the volunteer experience can be found at the Rape Crisis Center’s blog, unioncountyrapecrisiscenter.blogspot.com.

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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