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Volunteer training being offered

Thursday, February 9, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Crime Victims

Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley Inc. needs volunteers to help provide support services for victims of sexual assault and other crimes.

The next volunteer training program will be in March.

This 10-session training will be conducted Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Crime Victims Council office, 801 Hamilton St., Allentown.

Topics include child abuse, the emotional aftermath of crime, crisis intervention, the criminal justice system, homicide and counseling skills.

CVC is looking for caring, compassionate and dedicated individuals who have evening, daytime or weekend time available.

Volunteers are needed to staff a 24-hour hotline and accompany victims at area hospitals, police departments or court proceedings.

Volunteering on CVC’s crisis hotline also is perfect for college students who wish to gain hands-on experience while in school.

A pre-training interview is required before being admitted to the training.

Crime Victims Council is a private, nonprofit organization, which has been serving victims of crime in Northampton and Lehigh counties, at no cost, since 1973.

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact volunteer coordinator Sara Ullmer at 610-437-6610, ext. 326 or sullmer@cvclv.org.