Becoming a Klinic Volunteer

 

Are you thinking about becoming a Klinic volunteer?

Are you someone who likes connecting with people when they are feeling alone or need help?

Are you able to listen and give space to people who are struggling and hurting, without judgment?

Are you able to hold back assumptions and advice, and offer kindness and patience instead?

 

If you are, (or if you’re open to learning how to do these things), you could be a perfect fit to volunteer with our Crisis Program or Sexual Assault Crisis Program (SACP).

Volunteers are a really important part of our Crisis Program and SACP. Our volunteers make a huge contribution to the amount of people we are able to support over our phone lines and in the community each day. They help us build our capacity and contribute to our culture of working and growing together.

We provide all the training that our volunteers need. What we need from you is your kindness and empathy, an ability to support others without judgment, and openness to learning how to support others in a way that balances empathy, empowerment, safety, and choice. Supporting people who are struggling can impact us in surprising ways, so we also need you to bring a willingness to take good care of your well-being and ask for help when you need it.

 

PLEASE NOTE IF YOU HAVE ALREADY APPLIED:

We had a small problem with our registration system and some applications submitted this past fall were not captured. If you would like to confirm that your application has made it to us and your name has been added to the waitlist, please email volunteerintake@klinic.mb.ca or call 204 784 4006. (Before you do this, please make sure you have the confirmation email that was sent to you after you submitted your application.)

As of Deceember 18th, applications received on or before September 30th, 2019 have been contacted to attend training.

Crisis Program

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)

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. Find out more…..