Volunteers are a really valued part of our Crisis Program and Sexual Assault Crisis Program (SACP). The knowledge and personal experience that each volunteer brings to their role is truly invaluable! You don’t need any special training or knowledge to get involved; just an openness to learning, a willingness to be empathic and non-judgmental, and a good understanding of how to take care of your emotional self.
Both our Winnipeg and Brandon sites have volunteer opportunities in our Crisis Program. Our Winnipeg location also offers volunteer opportunities with SACP.
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 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…..