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Volunteers are a vital part of our organization. We depend on individuals like you to help others in their time of need.

Hospital Accompaniment Response Team (HART)

The Hospital Accompaniment Response Team, or HART, stays with a sexual assault victim at the hospital and provides immediate care, emotional support, and compassion before, during, and after a medical forensic exam. Find out what it takes to become certified.

Application Process

  1. Submit your application with a copy of your ID at our Family Resource Center — 580 Giles Road
  2. Background check ($3 fee)
  3. Sign confidentiality form
  4. Interview process
  5. Acceptance into the volunteering program
  6. Attend mandatory training

Interns Only- We must have an MOU or affiliation agreement with your school/university, check with your field placement coordinator.

Required Training Dates

Training is only offered at certain times of the year and completion is mandatory before volunteers can begin participating. (Training is completed over a span of 5 Saturdays from 8am-5pm)

Spring Training: Starts January 27th

Summer Training: Starts June 1st

Fall Training: September 7th

About Victim Advocacy Training

Completing the Victim Advocacy Training through CASFV makes you eligible for the NACP Provisional Credential. Credentialing offers many benefits to those in the victim assistance field. Learn more about the process.

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We provide all services without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.