Crisis Line & Support Group Volunteer

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COVID-19 Support: 
No
Virtual work: 
Yes
Position description: 

Volunteers answer calls on our 24-hour Crisis Line (after hours, weekends, and holidays) to provide immediate emotional support, safety planning, self-care practices, information, and resources for survivors of sexualized violence. Volunteers may also assist WAVAW’s counselling team in facilitating support groups. Successful completion of WAVAW’s 11-week Volunteer Training and a one-year commitment is required.

Our 11-week Volunteer Training is offered twice a year beginning in September and January. This is a unique opportunity for folks of marginalized genders interested in acquiring extensive training in supporting survivors within a feminist, anti-oppressive, and decolonizing framework. WAVAW's volunteer training is offered free-of-charge!

All interviews and training will be held virtually via Zoom. Following training, all volunteering opportunities and meetings will take place remotely until further notice.

Next Training: September 8, 2020 
Application Deadline: August 10, 2020 

Please contact volunteer@wavaw.ca if you have any questions. 

Qualifications: 

Volunteers need to:

  • Be 19+ years of age 
  • Be women, trans, Two-Spirit, non-binary, and/or genderqueer
  • Provide two references before the start of the Volunteer Training 
  • Attend and successfully complete the 11-Week Volunteer Training on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:45-10:00pm
  • Commit for minimum of one-year and approximately 8 hours/week
  • Submit a Criminal Record Check 
  • Attend Monthly Meetings on the first Wednesday of every month from 5:30-8:00pm after completing the training

If you have accessed WAVAW's services in the past, please note that you must wait 3 years before you can apply for a volunteer position. 

No previous experience or education required.

Volunteer skills: 
Role is suitable for: 
Student
Adult
Senior
All Ages
People with physical disabilities
How to apply: 
https://www.wavaw.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/WAVAW-Volunteer-Application-2020.pdf
Contact person: 
Amanda Herron
Contact phone: 
604-255-6228 x222
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Indigenous Services
LGBTTIQQ2SA
Women's Services
Mission:
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
18
Position start/end date:
15 Jul 2020
Time Committment:
8 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Evening, Weekdays, Weekend, Virtual
Work location:
Vancouver, BC V6J5M4
Last Updated: July 16, 2020
Posting will Automatically Expire: October 14, 2020