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Current Opportunity

 

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
  • Volunteer recognition & appreciation of commitment

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. If you are interested in volunteering for the SARAH Crisis program within the Interlake-Eastern region, please call 1-204-753-5353 or email our Community Engagement & Volunteer Coordinator. Natasha, at Natasha@survivors-hope.ca.

 

Board of Directors

Board of Directors bring unique abilities to the board and we strive for meaningful engagement to use these skills to contribute to the overall success of SHCC.

View the full opportunity here: SHCC Volunteer Opportunity Board of Directors
Alternative formats available upon request.