Fabulous Find Friday: RAINN Online Hotline

Today’s Fabulous Find is not specifically Child Life related, but it is a way to provide support similar to what Child Life Specialists do. Child Life Specialists use empathy to reflect and validate the feelings and experiences of the children and families that they encounter. Unfortunately, this opportunity is really only available to my readers that live near New York City or Washington D.C.

RAINN provides a 24/7 hours hotline for survivors of sexual assault. For about a year now, I have worked as a staffer for their online hotline. What’s so great about this opportunity is that I can do it from my computer at home. The way this hotline works is that you choose when you want to do your handful of 2 hour shifts each month and then you can support a survivor through their online chat. The training is 40 hours of online training and then a weekend in either New York City or Washington D.C. Click here to learn more about how to get involved.

What are some of your favorite volunteer experiences that you have done?

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