Volunteer Application Form

Please fill out the following form to apply for a volunteer position at the Orange County Rape Crisis Center.

Once an application has been reviewed by the Volunteer Coordinator, applicants will be interviewed either by phone or in person. The interview is an opportunity for you and staff to learn more about each other: expectations, requirements, and concerns. Among other things, we will also ask you to tell us about any personal experience you may have had with sexual violence.

Please check the web page of the position (or positions) you are interested in before applying. Each page will list requirements, expectations, time commitments, and upcoming training information.

If you have any questions about applying, please contact volunteers@ocrcc.org.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Address (required)

Cell Phone (required)

Home Phone

Work Phone

Date of Birth (required)

Occupation (required)

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Which volunteer positions are you applying for / interested in?

CompanionAmbassadorSafe Touch EducatorStart Strong EducatorOffice VolunteerSupport Group FacilitatorChildcare

(Click here to apply to the Board of Directors.)

Please answer the following questions.

1. Please list relevant professional and volunteer experience. Include any special skills or knowledge, such as the ability to speak a foreign language.

2. Why are you interested in volunteering at the Orange County Rape Crisis Center?

3. What strengths do you have that would help you be effective in your volunteer position?

4. Attendance at all trainings is mandatory. Please review the Requirements for the position or positions you are interested in. Most trainings are held after business hours and/or on weekends. Can you commit to attending all training sessions? (For Office Volunteers and Board members, a short training session is arranged according to availability.)

5. Please describe your general availability. Are you available daytime, evening, or both? Are you available on certain days of the week? For office volunteers, please list your availability during office hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm).

6. Do you have access to personal transportation?

7. We ask that all volunteers make a commitment to work with us for a certain time period after completing the required trainings. Please review the Expectations for the position or positions you are interested in. Can you make such a commitment? Do you anticipate any significant life changes during that time? (e.g., graduating from college, traveling or leaving the area, getting married, job searching, etc.)

8. Please list two people who could provide a reference for you, preferably someone who has supervised you in some capacity. Do not list friends or family.









9. We work to make our services, including our volunteer opportunities, accessible to all people. What, if any, assistance will you need while volunteering?

10. How did you hear about the Center’s volunteer opportunities?

11. What are your hobbies and passions? (e.g., photography, graphic design, yoga, baking, hiking, etc.)

12. Please use this space to share any additional information you would like us to have.

I do hereby authorize the Orange County Rape Crisis Center to verify any representations made by me, whether oral or written, concerning my application for the position of volunteer. I understand that the Orange County Rape Crisis Center may contact individuals or organizations other than those I have provided as references or other information, which it feels may be pertinent to my application for this position. I also authorize the Orange County Rape Crisis Center to run a criminal background check on me.


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