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Volunteer Opportunity Listing

LT Short Term
Jun 8
Jun 8

Crisis Line Volunteer

Organization:
Women's Support Network

Description

The Women's Support Network (WSN) is York Region's only sexual violence crisis centre, established in 1992. We are dedicated to providing free, non-judgmental and confidential services to anyone who has experienced any form of sexual violence at some point in their lifetime. For more information, visit our website: womenssupportnetwork.ca.

As a Crisis Line Volunteer, you will:
- Provide support on the crisis line using a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive approach to those who are currently experiencing or have experienced abuse and/ or sexual violence, as well as support persons or family members of survivors impacted by violence.
- Training on:
o Human trafficking
o Supportive listening
o Safety planning
o Crisis intervention
o Trauma neurobiology
- Maintain confidentiality of callers
- Access to a telephone that receives incoming calls is required
-Minimum one year commitment

Other volunteer opportunities include:
- Child Minding
- Bingo Support
- Online Crisis Chat
- Public engagement

Candidates must be available for the three-day training program, held from June 8th-10th, 9am-5pm daily. All candidates are interviewed prior to acceptance into training. Interviews will begin May 23rd, 2018.

Use the contact info below to volunteer for this opportunity!

Please Note

Police check is required

Counseling, Social Services