Anti-Violence Project



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What will you do to end violence?

Volunteer with AVP today and help to end violence affecting our communities

Contact Tasha Amezcua, Program Associate at or (212) 714-1184 x19 to get involved

For registration in our HOTLINE TRAINING, contact our Education and Hotline Coordinator, Darlene Torres, at or (212)714-1184 x14

AVP Volunteer Form: (Word version / PDF version)

There are lots of ways you can get involved and support AVP’s work to end bullying, domestic/intimate partner violence, hate violence, HIV-related violence, sexual violence, and stalking.


Get the word out about AVP’s services and work to end bullying and violence in our communities!

The Anti-Violence Project is here to help. Spread the word about AVP’s critical services for LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities at events in all five boroughs with our General Outreach Team. Outreach volunteers and staff work on bringing information about AVP’s services and community organizing programs to events held by community members, service providers, institutions, and community organizations. We coordinate tabling, deliver safety materials to community organizations and businesses, and work to get AVP’s message out!


Prevent violence, promote safer sex, and educate on the dance floor, the bar, and the streets!

SafeBar*SafeNight focuses on bringing proactive violence prevention and education to LGBTQH nightlife areas. We also explore new and responsible ways to reach people across the city, respond to needs identified by other programs and networks, and safety-plan for ourselves and others.


Join our Speaker’s Bureau: Connect, share, HEAL

Do you or does someone you know identify as a survivor of violence? AVP’s Speaker’s Bureau seeks to provide LGBTQH survivors with a safe space to discuss, develop, and practice their personal stories related to violence. We also seek to collectively develop our leadership and public-speaking through sharing our stories with community members, organizations, and institutions.


Become a Hotline Volunteer

Take a stand against violence! Our 40-hour Hotline training course is held three times annually. Participants become certified by New York State to be Rape Crisis Counselors on our 24-hour bilingual (English/Spanish) Hotline. Volunteers who complete the training must make a year-long commitment to hotline coverage with AVP once a month.  The dates for the next cycle are:

Thursday, Sept 13th 6pm-9pm (Hotline Orientation)
Saturday, Sept 15th 10am-5:30pm
Sunday, Sept 16th 10am-5:30pm
Thursday, Sept 20th 6pm-9pm
Monday, Sept 24th 6pm-9pm
Thursday, Oct 4th 6pm-9pm
Thursday, Oct 11th 6pm-9pm
Saturday, Oct 13th 10am-5:30pm

For more information, contact: Darlene S. Torres, Education and Hotline Coordinator at 212-714-1184 or


Support AVP by volunteering for our front desk!

Do you want to learn how AVP functions as both an organizing/advocacy and direct services/crisis support organization? Do you want to develop your administrative or counseling skills? Sign up to cover our front desk! This is one of the most important support roles at our organization. Trainings for our front desk are coordinated on a rolling basis, so contact Tasha Amezcua, Program Associate at or (212) 714-1184 x19 or fill out a volunteer form:

(Word version / PDF version)


Have a question or want to jump right in?

Contact Tasha Amezcua, Program Associate at or (212) 714-1184 x19


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