Sexual Assault Crisis Program (SACP) – Winnipeg only

Volunteering in the Sexual Assault Crisis Program (SACP)

SACP volunteer counsellors provide telephone, in-person, and follow-up crisis counselling. They also provide support and advocacy with medical and legal issues 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 appointments related to the sexual assault.  To volunteer in SACP the individual must identify as female. 

Volunteer Requirements

SACP volunteers are required to complete our Crisis Volunteer Training, and an additional 16-hours of specialized training specific to doing sexual assault crisis work. Once volunteers complete their training, this program requires a 6-month commitment consisting of one 4-hour shift per week, 2 overnight on-call shifts per month, and one 2-hour small group supervision session each month.

Office shifts are available every day of the week from 8am-noon, noon-4pm, 4pm-8pm, and 8pm-midnight; however, some shifts may not have space for new people.

How to get involved with the Sexual Assault Crisis Program (SACP)

The first step in becoming a volunteer in SACP is to fill out an application form to attend our 3-month Crisis Volunteer Training. If you are interested in participating in this training, please fill out an application form using the link below.

Our Crisis Volunteer Training program is approximately 80 hours in length and covers topics including crisis intervention, counselling skills, sexual and gender diversity, feminism, oppression and discrimination, suicide, mental health, sexual assault, and family violence. The training is experiential and intense, and requires trainees to be open and willing to reflect on their attitudes and values. Volunteers in SACP also received an additional 16 hours of training related specifically to doing sexual assault crisis work, as well as an additional 8 hours of training related specifically to the issue of human trafficking.

Training group spaces are offered in the order that applications are received. We offer 4 training groups each year; dates for upcoming training groups can be found below. Depending on the length of our waitlist, several training groups may fill up before we have a space to offer you. When a space becomes available, you will be contacted by email at the address provided on your application form. If you are available to attend the training and are still interested, you will be invited to attend a 1-hour interview. This interview will explore whether the volunteer opportunity can meet both your needs as a volunteer and the needs of our program.

Once accepted into training, it is an expectation that volunteers attend all training sessions. If you are not available to attend the entire 3-months of training, it is recommended that you consider waiting for an opportunity that fits your schedule. The volunteer training is provided free of charge, however, people who accept a spot in the training but do not fulfill the volunteer commitment may be invoiced $400 for the training.

Every volunteer needs to provide a Criminal Record Check obtained within the past 12-months before beginning their volunteer position. For volunteers living in Winnipeg, Criminal Record Checks should be obtained through the Winnipeg Police Service, and include a search of the Vulnerable Persons sector. Volunteers who live outside the Winnipeg perimeter can obtain Criminal Record Checks through their local RCMP. Volunteers also need to apply for a Child Abuse Registry Check and an Adult Abuse Registry Check, which can be done through Klinic. Volunteers must be at least 18-years of age, and cannot be currently accessing ongoing counselling through any Klinic program.

If you have any questions about becoming a volunteer at Klinic in Winnipeg, please contact Volunteer Intake or call (204) 784-4006. To add your name to the waitlist to volunteer in the Sexual Assault Crisis Program; click here.

Upcoming training dates

Winnipeg (Crisis Program and SACP)

  • January 3, 2018 – April 11, 2018
    Monday and Wednesday evenings           6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • March 29, 2018 – June 28, 2018
    Tuesday and Thursday evenings              6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • August 8, 2018 – November 21, 2018
    Monday and Wednesday evenings           6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • September 6, 2018 – December 6, 2018
    Tuesday and Thursday evenings              6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.