Albany County
Harold L. Joyce Albany County Office Building
112 State Street, Room 1118 | Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 447-7100 | Fax: (518) 447-7102
24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: (518) 447-7716
Karen Ziegler, Director

Become a Volunteer

Crime victims in Albany County could use your help!

The Center utilizes volunteers as court advocates and crisis hotline counselors.  Volunteers complete an intensive training program which prepares them for crime victim advocacy in court or on the 24-hour sexual assault hotline.  Crisis hotline counselors also meet with sexual assault victims in the Albany County hospital emergency departments or police stations.

The thirty-five hour hotline volunteer training program has been certified by the NYS Department of Health. Upon completion of the training sequence, volunteers will be registered as Certified Rape Crisis Counselors.

Crisis hotline trainings begin in January, July and September.

All documents are in PDF format.

Hotline Volunteer Program: Description / Application

Court Advocate Program: Description / Application