The work of the volunteers is essential to the Sexual Assault Centre of Brant. Women can be trained to become crisis & support line workers and to accompany survivors of sexual violence to the hospital, police and courts. Other volunteer roles include assisting with community events, raising funds, developing resources and providing child care. Training for this valuable and important work is free.
Before becoming a volunteer, you must meet certain requirements. We ask that you be 18 years of age or older, that you identify as a woman, and that you are supportive of women, women’s organizations, and the work we do.
We offer comprehensive training for our volunteers which covers topics including but not limited to, feminism and anti-sexism, anti-oppression/anti-discrimination, adult sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse and incest, self-harm, supportive listening, suicide, myths, crisis intervention, medical and legal information.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the Centre please familiarize yourself with the Centre by reading our Herstory and exploring our website. If after this you are still interested in becoming a volunteer with the Sexual Assault Centre of Brant please complete and submit our Volunteer Application.
After completing the application form you will need to phone or email and set up an appointment for an interview. The interview will be about one hour long. We are usually available Monday, through Thursday from 9:30 – 4:00. If these times do not work for you, please call and we will make other arrangements.
Trainings are held twice a year; once in the fall and spring. The sessions usually run 1 evening a week, from 6 pm – 9 pm, over 12 weeks, or two evenings a week for 6 weeks, for a total of 40 to 45 hours. The day(s) (Monday-Thursday) will be selected according to the majority of the participants’ availability. Fall Training will be starting the week of October 26th, 2015.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Centre if you have any questions regarding volunteering, or about sexual violence and the support the Centre can offer to survivors, their family and friends.