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Volunteers needed to work with sexual assault survivors
rape response
Gale Adams, volunteer and direct services coordinator, talks about the role volunteers play at Rape Response in Gainesville. Volunteers are the first point of contact for many sexual assault survivors who call Rape Response for help. - photo by Erin O. Smith, DCN Regional Staff

Rape Response is accepting applications for those interested in volunteering to work with survivors of sexual assault. No previous experience is necessary.

Volunteers are trained to respond to crisis calls and accompany assault survivors to the hospital and must live within 30 minutes of the Gainesville campus of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

A background check, interview and 30 hours of training are required. The volunteer training series will be offered on three Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 2, Feb. 9 and Feb. 23, with light breakfast and lunch provided.

Attendance of all three sessions plus five hours of online training are required to complete the volunteer training.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, contact Gale Adams, volunteer coordinator at (770) 503-7273 or apply online at