Volunteer Information

  • About

    Get Involved! Become a Sexual Assault Hotline Volunteer​​

    Caring and compassionate citizens looking to make a different in the lives of individuals hurt by sexual assault can answer the Alachua County Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center's 24 hour confidential hotline.  Callers range from victims in crisis to friends and family members seeking information on how to support a victim.  Volunteer shifts are 3 - 7 days a month.  A 9 month commitment to the Alachua County Victim Services & Rape Center is required.  Volunteers carry a County cell phone, answering it while the office is closed (nights and weekends).

  • Training

    All volunteers must successfully complete 40 hours of training before beginning volunteering with the Alachua County Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center.  The training is online (reading and tests) and in the office (role plays).

  • Volunteer Application

    If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for us, please complete the Volunteer Application below and return by email to Jessie Lazarchik, Sexual Assault Program Manager, at jlazarchik@alachuacounty.us,  or by hard copy to:  Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center, 218 SE 24th Street, Gainesville, FL  32641.

    Call Jessie at (352) 264-6767 to learn more about volunteering. 

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If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at (352) 374-5275 or (352) 374-5284 TDD.

Contact​​​​​​​​​​

  • Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center
  • Main Office
  • 218 SE 24th Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Phone: 352-264-6760
  • Fax: 352-264-6774
  • TDD/TTY: 352-955-2449
  • Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-5PM, some services available 24/7.
  • Laura Kalt
  • VSRCC Director
  • 218 SE 24th Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Phone: 352-264-6760
  • Fax: 352-264-6774
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Toll-Free Phone: 1-866-252-5439
  • 24 Hour Sexual Assault Helpline
  • Phone: 352-264-6760
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Toll free 24 Hour Sexual Assault Helpline
  • Phone: 866-252-5439
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Bradford County Outreach Office
  • 501 West Washington Street
  • Starke, FL 32091
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Hours vary, please call 24/7 helpline for more information.
  • Union County Outreach Office
  • 401 NW Main Street
  • Lake Butler, FL 32054
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Hours vary, please call 24/7 helpline for more information.

Mission Statement

  • To diminish the impact of sexual violence and facilitate recovery to victims and survivors of violent crime by providing 24/7 counseling and emergency outreach.
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