RAINN Speakers Bureau

The RAINN Speakers Bureau is made up of more than 1,900 survivors of sexual violence who volunteer to share their stories. These individuals live in every corner of the country and represent a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences—together they make up an invaluable resource of knowledge and strength.

We are always looking for people from different backgrounds who are willing to share their story. RAINN matches Speakers Bureau volunteers with opportunities to educate the public and spread messages of hope through media interviews, local speaking opportunities, school events, art and projects and other creative endeavors.


The Speakers Bureau application contains very detailed questions that help us connect you with requests from the media, community groups, and schools. These requests are often very specific—for instance, a community group or reporter may be interested in hearing from someone of a particular background (age, gender, geographic location) who has survived a particular type of violence.

It may take time to fill out the application—that’s okay. Please go at your own pace and only answer those questions you feel comfortable answering. There are no right or wrong answers. Your answers do not affect your participation in the Speakers Bureau. There are 5 parts in total: About You, Sharing Your Story, Information About Your Experience, Disclosure and Reporting, and Healing and Recovery.

Once submitted, applications typically take 4-6 weeks to process.

To apply, complete the application and fill it out to your comfort level. If you are a survivor of multiple assaults or instances of abuse, please use the supplemental forms to list each experience separately. By listing these experiences separately, we are able to better match you with opportunities that best fit your unique story.

Section 1: About You

This information helps us better match you with opportunities to share your unique story. Please provide personal contact details (cell phone or personal email), rather than work or school contact information, which may be temporary. Answer only those questions you feel comfortable answering. There are no right or wrong answers.

Section 2: Sharing Your Story

This section helps to gauge your comfort level in sharing your story. You do not need to have previous public speaking experience to participate in the Speakers Bureau. Answer only those questions you feel comfortable answering. There are no right or wrong answers.

Section 3: Information About Your Experience

Answer only those questions you feel comfortable answering. There are no right or wrong answers.

Section 4: Disclosure and Reporting

Answer only those questions you feel comfortable answering. There are no right or wrong answers.

Did you reach out for help after the assault or abuse?
If you are a survivor of multiple assaults or instances of abuse, we ask that you please list these experiences separately via multiple forms. You can add another from at the end of Section 4.

Section 5: Healing and Recovery

We are interested in hearing about your unique path to healing and recovery. Answer only those questions you feel comfortable answering. There are no right or wrong answers.

Extra Information

If you have any additional links to websites/articles or images that you would like to provide, we ask that you attach them below.



Submitting Your Application

Before submitting your application for the RAINN Speakers Bureau, please ensure that all of the information that you have entered is correct and something that you are comfrotable sharing. After verifying this, please click "Submit" and accept our Terms and Conditions.

RAINN Speakers Bureau

The RAINN Speakers Bureau is made up of more than 1,500 survivors of sexual violence who volunteer to share their stories. These individuals live in every corner of the country and represent a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences—together they make up an invaluable resource of knowledge and strength.

We are always looking for people from different backgrounds who are willing to share their story. RAINN matches Speakers Bureau volunteers with opportunities to educate the public and spread messages of hope through media interviews, local speaking opportunities, school events, art and projects and other creative endeavors.


The Speakers Bureau Application contains very detailed questions that help us connect you with requests from the media, community groups, and schools. These requests are often very specific—for instance, a community group or reporter may be interested in hearing from someone of a particular background (age, gender, geographic location) who has survived a particular type of violence.

It may take time to fill out the application—that’s okay. Please go at your own pace and only answer those questions you feel comfortable answering. There are 5 parts in total: About You, Sharing Your Story, Information About Your Experience, Disclosure and Reporting, and Healing and Recovery.

Once submitted, applications typically take 4-6 weeks to process.

To apply, complete the application and fill it out to your comfort level. If you are a survivor of multiple assaults or instances of abuse, please use the supplemental forms to list each experience separately. By listing these experiences separately, we are able to better match you with opportunities that best fit your unique story.

Section 1: About You

This information helps us better match you with opportunities to share your unique story. Please provide personal contact details (cell phone or personal email), rather than work or school contact information, which may be temporary. Answer only those questions you feel comfortable answering.

Section 2: Sharing Your Story

This section helps to gauge your comfort level in sharing your story. You do not need to have previous public speaking experience to participate in the Speakers Bureau. Answer only those questions you feel comfortable answering.

Section 3: Information About Your Experience

Answer only those questions you feel comfortable answering

Section 4: Disclosure and Reporting

Answer only those questions you feel comfortable answering

Did you reach out for help after the assault or abuse?
If you are a survivor of multiple assaults or instances of abuse, we ask that you please list these experiences separately via multiple forms. You can add another from at the end of Section 4.

Section 5: Healing and Recovery

We are interested in hearing about your unique path to healing and recovery. Answer only those questions you feel comfortable answering.

Extra Information

If you have any additional links to websites/articles or images that you would like to provide, we ask that you attach them below.



Submitting Your Application

Before submitting your application for the RAINN Speakers Bureau, please ensure that all of the information that you have entered is correct and something that you are comfrotable sharing. After verifying this, please click "Submit" and accept our Terms and Conditions.