RESTORE recently wrapped up its fall volunteer recruitment and training. We’d like to welcome Maddi H., Eileen C., Erin D., and Lanaiyah M. to the team! These amazing people will aid RESTORE in its mission of empowering survivors of sexual violence through compassion, validation, and healing, and leading the communities of Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, and Wyoming counties on education, advocacy, and social justice. RESTORE offers 24/7 confidential support to survivors, with services ranging from crisis intervention to medical advocacy to court accompaniment.
RESTORE would not be able to do all of this without its wonderful volunteer advocates. If you or someone you know is interested in this role, the next recruitment period will be in spring 2023. Volunteer advocates must complete a 32-hour training, have reliable transportation, commit to the role for at least one year, and attend a minimum of three in-service trainings each year. Volunteers are on-call for 16-hour shifts at least four times per month.
If you have any questions about the volunteer advocate role, please email [email protected]. If you’d like to learn more about RESTORE, head over to its newly revamped website, which reflects RESTORE’s mission and aligns that work with social justice movements, anti-racism work, and inclusivity and accessibility!
If you or someone you know is in need of RESTORE’s services, there are 24-hour hotlines available:
Monroe County: 1-585-546-2777
Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, and Wyoming Counties: 1-800-527-1757
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network): 1-800-656-4673