The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre is a feminist organization committed to ending sexualized violence through healing, education, and prevention. We are dedicated to supporting women and all trans survivors of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse, through advocacy, counselling, and empowerment.
The purpose of SART is to provide survivors of recent sexualized assault with emotional support and information on the community resources available to them. This requires Support Worker volunteers to liaise with hospital and police staff (as requested by the survivor) to support the survivor in accessing the services of their choice. Support may be offered over the phone, or in person at Victoria General Hospital, any of the local police departments, or at the Victoria Sexual Assault Clinic (operated by VSAC).
We provide 3 months of intensive group training including ongoing evaluation and feedback – some in person and on zoom
This is a volunteer position, and while we don’t pay folks, we do offer great experience and training, opportunities to grow in the organization, a way to work with and support our own communities, and lots of volunteer appreciation ?