Our Volunteer Program


Would you like to make a difference? 

Well then you, sir or madame, have come to the right place! Become a Volunteer Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Advocate with CVTC. Advocates are the true heart and soul of our program, and we'd be delighted for you to join us.

CVTC Advocates provide crisis counseling and emotional support to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence who come to the Emergency Departments of St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals. All it takes is a comprehensive 40-hour training (provided by us), about 12 hours per month, and a true sense of compassion.

To date, CVTC has trained more than 1,000 advocates, many of whom have gone on to incorporate this work into their lives as writers, performing and visual artists, teachers, lawyers, doctors and social workers.

so, what are you waiting for?

Become an advocate!

We hold an annual training each fall for those interested in becoming volunteer advocates. This year’s training will be held on:

Thursday, October 9 from 6-9pm
Saturday, October 11 from 8am-5pm
Sunday, October 12 from 8am-5pm
Saturday, October 18 from 8am-5pm
Sunday, October 19 from 8am-5pm

Our few Requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must be able to arrive at the St. Luke’s or Roosevelt emergency rooms within 20 minutes (we cover the car fare)
  • You must be able to attend all training dates
  • You must be willing to put yourself on-call two times per month
  • You must be able to commit to the program for at least one year

If you are interested in making a huge difference in your community and in the lives of people in need, then give Christopher, our Volunteer Coordinator, a call:

Christopher Bromson

Phone: 212.523.4494
Or click HERE to e-mail him!


If you are already a Volunteer, visit our For Volunteers page to sign up for the on-call schedule.