Becoming a Klinic Volunteer

Due to a very high interest in the Crisis and Sexual Assault Crisis Program volunteer opportunities, and our need to reduce training spaces during the pandemic, the wait list to participate in these programs has been temporarily closed as of July 31st, 2020.

Applicants who submitted applications before January 1st, 2020 have now all been contacted with the opportunity to attend a training group, and remaining applicants will be contacted as space becomes available. The wait list will remain closed at least until the end of 2020.

We feel extremely fortunately to have so much interest in our volunteer program, and hope to be able to accommodate current and future applicants as soon as possible. Please watch this space for future opportunities. 

 

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.

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)

The Sexual Assault Crisis Program (SACP) supports survivors through all stages of their healing journey and volunteers play a key role in this important service.  Volunteering in SACP allows people to experience providing both telephone-based crisis counselling, as well as in-person peer support and advocacy to people who have experienced a sexual assault or have been impacted by the sexual assault of another person. Find out more…..

*New* Welcome Volunteer *New*

Our Welcome Volunteers will play the very important role of welcoming clients and community members into our new space at 167 Sherbrook, sharing information about Klinic and all of our services, and keeping our front area organized and comfortable. Find out more….