Sexual Assault Recovery and Healing Crisis Program Volunteer

Organization Details
Organization Name: Survivors's Hope Crisis Centre
Address: 25 Aberdeen Ave
Pinawa MB  R0E 1L0
Organizational Description: Survivor's Hope Crisis Centre Inc. (SHCC) is a sexual violence resource centre, serving those of all genders in the Interlake Eastern Region of Manitoba. SHCC provides inclusive support and sexual assault crisis intervention to survivors and those affected by sexual violence through our SARAH program, acts as an education resource for schools through our SADI program, and engages community and service providers through our Reaching Out Program.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Sexual Assault Recovery and Healing (SARAH) Crisis Program

The SARAH volunteer's role is to provide support to individuals reporting a historical or recent sexual assault at RCMP detachments and emergency departments.

The SARAH Worker acts as support for the survivors when dealing with medical staff and police in the following ways:

Maintain respectful, empathetic, and caring interactions with survivors
Emotionally support and validate survivor's experience and normalize responses
Provide information on sexual assault trauma
Provide information on medical and police procedures/options
Offer information on community services and resources
Respect and preserve privacy of personal information as required by Personal Health Information Act (PHIA)

Survivor's Hope supports our volunteers in the following ways:

40 hours of comprehensive training
Feedback, support, and immediate opportunities to debrief
Facilitating monthly meetings with volunteer group for connection & further training opportunities
Skills Required: Our volunteers have varied life, education and work experiences, but all see the value of supporting survivors of sexual violence. All volunteers must be at least 18 years old, able to deal with people in crisis in a calm, empathetic, and non-judgmental manner, and have excellent communication and listening skills
Skills Gained/Related Careers:
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening, Weekend
Certificate of training completion will be provided after 1 year of volunteer commitment has lapsed.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Interlake
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Uses a wheelchair
Speaks another language: Any
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
How to Apply: Email:
Phone: 204-753-5353
Closing Date: Jan 6, 2023
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