Promptly answer the sexual assault crisis line when a call comes through, and respond accordingly
Provide immediate emotional support to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and historical abuse, as well as any secondary victims who may call the line
Facilitate accompaniment to the hospital and police station as requested by the caller
Provide information regarding medical and forensic procedures, and options for reporting to police
Provide survivors the opportunity to make informed choices
Provide information on counselling and other services offered through Regina Sexual Assault Centre
Provide support and information to family and other support people who are present with the survivor at the hospital and police station
Represent the Regina Sexual Assault Centre in a professional manner and advocate on behalf of the survivor when necessary
18+ years of age
Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check (Must be within 6 months of applying for volunteer position)
Reside in the Regina area
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience providing support to survivors of trauma would be an asset *
First Responder to Sexual Assault and Abuse Training
Scenario and role-play training
Application: Fill out an application and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Interview: After completion and review of the application, selected applicants will be scheduled for an interview with the coordinator. This gives us a chance to learn more about you as well as an opportunity for you to learn more about the program.
Acceptance: After an interview and reference check, all volunteers will be informed by the coordinator if they have been accepted into training.
Training: Training is three days, and volunteers are required to attend every session.
If you work with individuals who have experienced sexual violence (you investigate, plan, support, counsel, teach), this conference will provide critical information about theories of trauma and share knowledge about programs/practices and skills that participants can use in their work.