Press Release

Rape Response Services training program

BANGOR, Maine — A comprehensive 40 hour training program for prospective volunteer advocates has been scheduled by Rape Response Services (RRS) from 5 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Sept. 18. Classes will run Tuesday and Thursday evenings  through the end of October.

Volunteer advocates assist in accompanying victims to medical, legal and law enforcement appointments during their scheduled shifts. They are supported by RRS staff, monthly Advocates’ Meetings, and additional training opportunities.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, complete Rape Response Services’ comprehensive advocate training, make a one-year commitment, have access to reliable transportation and telephone and be willing to make a commitment to at least one shift of their choice a week. Background checks are completed on all Advocates.

The mission of Rape Response Services (RRS) is to offer hope, support and advocacy to victims and people affected by sexual assault and stalking, to provide education about sexual violence, and to promote prevention.

Individuals interested in learning more or in receiving a Prospective Volunteer Packet, contact Angel Shaw at 207-973-3661 or