WESTFIELD, NJ - The Union County Rape Crisis Center (RCC) is seeking volunteer advocates to assist victims of sexual violence, with the RCC training volunteers during daytime sessions at the Colleen Fraser Building at the Union County complex at 300 North Avenue East in Westfield.

Prior to training, each volunteer must come to the Rape Crisis Center for an informal interview, and volunteers must be Union County residents at least 18 years of age, hold a valid driver’s license, and have their own vehicle.

“These volunteers serve Union County residents during a physical and emotional crisis in their lives,” said Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “Volunteer advocates guide victims through legal and medical systems while providing emotional support, and respecting the strict confidentiality of each case.”

For further information about volunteering, and to schedule an interview, call the Union County Rape Crisis Center at 908-233-7273. Additional information about volunteering is available by visiting unioncountyrapecrisiscenterblogspot.com.