The Sexual Assault Centre Kingston is looking for Crisis Line Volunteers for the New Year.
“As a recently graduated SSW student and previous crisis line volunteer, this opportunity has allowed me to gain experience working with those in active crisis, helped me develop my grounding exercises, allowed me to practice therapeutic techniques taught in class, enhanced my ability to work effectively in difficult situations, boosted my confidence in speaking with service-users about topics such as self-harm and suicide, and refined my mindfulness skills”.
Who Would Succeed in this Role?
- Those with an interest in the Mental Health field
- Anyone who is passionate about seeing change within our community
- Those with a background in social work, psychology, child & youth work, gender studies, etc.
What Other Ways Can I be a Part of the Centre?
Being an active volunteer at the Sexual Assault Centre Kingston provides you with a variety of different training opportunities such as
- Police reporting for sexual violence
- Accompaniments to the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence unit within Kingston General Hospital (KHSC)
- Court support in partnership with VWAP (Victim and Witness Assistance Program)
- Additional training's to our active volunteers such as ASIST (typically, a $200+ value) for free.
What is the Time Commitment?
As a volunteer at the Sexual Assault Centre, you are asked to take three –four shifts on the crisis line per month. The best part? You can connect through your phone anywhere -our crisis line system forwards calls to your cellphone in a confidential manner, meaning you can volunteer from your home.
Where Do I Learn More?
Next Training Date: January 19th 9:30a-3:30p at 400 Elliott Ave, Unit 1.