Volunteering with Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is an opportunity to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse and to become an active part of the movement to end sexual violence. Volunteering allows you to strengthen your resume and gain valuable experience, and our volunteers report that their experience is extremely rewarding.


Volunteers have the opportunity to contribute to many aspects of the Center’s mission. Whether they give a few hours on a one-time basis, or make a more regular monthly commitment, volunteers may choose from many options to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse.

Current Volunteer Offerings:

Application Process

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, please fill out our Volunteer Application. We will contact you to schedule an interview, which will provide you with more information about volunteering at the Center.

Volunteer Training and Requirements

All volunteers must complete a three-hour Ambassador Training. For volunteers interested in a more regular commitment, Volunteer Training is also required. This two-day training covers topics such as how to be a catalyst for change, trauma-informed care, oppression awareness, and self-care.

Additional volunteer requirements vary depending on the task(s) being performed. See volunteer descriptions for additional details.

Ambassador Training

Become an ambassador for social change! Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is pleased to offer Ambassador Training workshops that are free and open to the public, and are required for all volunteers.  The workshops focus on myths and facts about sexual violence, how to have effective conversations for changing minds about sexual violence, how to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse in your life, and how to advocate for social change. Register today for an upcoming Ambassador Training near you!



Contact Rachel Wright, Volunteer Coordinator, at rachelw@clevelandrcc.org.