Volunteers Needed, Around the Tiers

By WBNG News

January 7, 2013 Updated Jan 7, 2013 at 7:05 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) The Crime Victims Assistance Center needs volunteers. How can you help? Amoreena Wade and Meghan Whalen were in the studio to talk about it.

According to Wade and Whalen, the role of the crisis line volunteer is to provide support and assistance to victims via the 24-hour agency crisis hotline.

This includes listening, making appropriate referrals, providing crisis intervention, and dispatching victim advocates, while maintaining the highest levels of confidentiality.

The role of the volunteer advocate is to provide support and assistance to victims as they move through the legal and/or medical process.

Advocates respond to requests that are made by hospital staff and local police via the crisis line.

To become a volunteer, call (607)722 4256 or go to www. cvac.us.