PAAR’s volunteers make a difference in the lives of victims and our community.

Volunteers help victims and PAAR in the following ways:

•Support victims via our 24-hour crisis Helpline

•Represent PAAR and provide educational programs to community groups

•Be an in-person advocate by providing support to victims seeking help in local emergency departments

• Assist with administrative functions


Here is what one Volunteer wanted to share about their experience Volunteering with PAAR:

“I serve on the crisis helpline. It’s confidential, 24/7. The Helpline is available to anyone who has been impacted by sexual violence. Whether the caller is reaching out for support in the moment, wanting to help a friend or family member or just needs information, the Helpline is here for them.”

Requirements to Volunteer include:

•Resume, Cover Letter and two Letters of Recommendation emailed to Susan Leech at volunteer@paar.net .
•Completion of Sexual Assault Counselor (SAC) Training for all Volunteer Opportunities. Click here to view Volunteer Training Schedule.
•FBI and PA Act 33/34 Certifications. Please see links below to apply for certifications.

FBI Certification Application 

Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Certification (Act 33)

Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History Certification (Act 34)


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