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Thank you for your selfless interest in volunteering for the Sexual Assault, Abuse and Victims Empowerment Program (SAAVE). We welcome your commitment to helping others cope with a traumatic period in their lives. Training is provided, and a one-year commitment is requested. Please call 914.493.3650.

Volunteers participate in a free 30-hour training program, per New York State Department of Health regulations. Upcoming training, to be held at Cedarwood Hall on the Westchester Medical Center campus.


A complementary lunch is provided. Some preparatory work must be completed online prior to training.

Duties for volunteers include:

  • 12-hour shifts.

  • Availability to accompany victims to Forensic Rape Exams at Westchester Medical Center, court appearances and police departments.

  • Attendance at mandatory meetings/10 additional hours of training, approximately 10 times a year, at Westchester Medical Center.


Eligibility for volunteers:


  • Age 18 or older.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish speakers are particularly welcome.

  • A form of transportation is helpful when meeting victims for accompaniment.

  • Services are provided in Westchester County. Volunteers are not required to reside in the county, but should reside in the vicinity to minimize travel obligations.  


Thank you for your support!

The Sexual Assault, Abuse and Victims Empowerment Program
Free, confidential.

Hotline in English and Spanish:
24 hours a day, seven days a week