The Victim Intervention Program’s volunteer advocates assist survivors of sexual assault, family and intimate partner violence in the emergency department of New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. As first responders and crucial members of the team, their advocates play a vital role and make a tremendous difference in the lives of survivors, family members, and friends in the immediate aftermath of a trauma. Advocates volunteer their time and energy to ensure that survivors’ voices are heard, safety is assured, immediate needs are met, and appropriate linkages to important resources are established.
They are currently seeking Volunteer Advocates who support survivors of domestic violence, family violence, and/or sexual assault. Volunteer Advocates report to the NYP Emergency Department (68th St. and York Ave. They are the first responders to survivors when they come to the hospital and they are crucial to the survivor's experience. Advocates choose on-call shifts that are available around the clock on weekdays, weeknights and weekends. The hours of each shift varies, anywhere from 8-12 hours, during which an Advocate has agreed to be available to promptly come to the Emergency Deptartment if a patient has disclosed any of the above experiences.
Victim Intervention Program
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
Potential Commitment: Monthly
Advocates attend a mandatory 40-hour training program:
Day Training Session:
Saturday, March 3
Sunday, March 4
Saturday, March 17
Sunday, March 18
Evening Training Session:
Tuesday, February 27
Thursday, March 8
Tuesday, March 13
Commitment to 3 on-call shifts per month for a minimum of 1 year.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact
Gwenn Gideon via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*This is not a New York Cares project*