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Volunteer with RAINN


Upcoming training sessions:

We are currently in the process of updating our volunteer training. Please complete the interest form below to be notified when volunteer trainings are available or contact

Volunteer for the Web-Based Hotline

The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline, operated by RAINN, provides live, secure, anonymous crisis support to the growing number of people who prefer communicating online through a simple instant message format, giving those affected by sexual assault a safe place to receive support.

As a trained volunteer you:

Volunteer program and expectations

To ensure this is the right volunteer program for you, the following are the expectations and responsibilities of an online hotline volunteer:

Training process and application

Individuals who are interested in our volunteer program can expect to go through the following application and trainings steps:

Volunteer in Your Community

Local sexual assault service providers answer calls placed to the National Sexual Assault Hotline 24/7, and offer critical support to survivors, their loved ones, and their communities. These local providers are often looking for volunteer staff to perform a range of functions from administrative support to community service organizing to answering hotline calls. Search for opportunities in your area.