Rape Crisis Center Builds Intensive Team Training

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The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center’s Walk for Change helps staff and volunteers bond.

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The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center’s Walk for Change helps staff and volunteers bond.

The challenge:

Volunteers at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center require significant training to help clients in sensitive situations.

The numbers:

The group has evolved from an all-volunteer program when it was created in 1973 to one that has 28 staff members, backed by about 150 volunteers who work more than 44,000 hours a year. Demand for volunteering opportunities significantly outstrips supply. In fiscal year 2013, requests