Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Klinic!
Volunteers bring diversity and make an important contribution to our Crisis Program and Sexual Assault Crisis Program. In fact, we couldn’t operate these critical services in their current capacity without the help of our volunteers!
Klinic volunteers come from all walks of life. You don’t need to have any special training or experience to join our team. Most importantly, we look for people who are empathic, non-judgmental, and understand the importance of self-care while doing this difficult work.
Both our Winnipeg and Brandon sites offer the opportunity to volunteer in our Crisis Program. Our Winnipeg site also offers the opportunity to volunteer in our Sexual Assault Crisis Program.
Crisis Program – Winnipeg and Brandon
Volunteer counsellors in the Crisis Program provide telephone crisis counselling on our 24-hour Crisis Line and Manitoba Suicide Prevention and Support Line. They support our callers through dark times and help them feel connected when they are feeling alone. Find out more…….
Sexual Assault Crisis Program (SACP) – Winnipeg only
SACP workers provide telephone, in-person, and follow-up crisis counselling, as well as peer support advocacy to people who have experienced a sexual assault. This could include support and advocacy with the police, at the hospital or court, or any other relevant medical or legal follow-up appointments related to the sexual assault.
Applicants who wish to volunteer in SACP must be female-identified as our clients of all genders have identified that having a female identified worker feels safest. Because of the complex nature of working in-person with survivors who are experiencing sexual assault trauma responses, and the more independent nature of this role, Crisis Volunteer trainees will need to demonstrate a significant level of readiness prior to being invited to participate in SACP. Find out more…..