The majority of Rape Crisis’s services are run by our volunteers. They give tirelessly of their skills and their time because of their passion for the work that they do. Our dedicated volunteers are one of our greatest strengths.
Here are a few ways in which you too can volunteer:
Our counsellors at Rape Crisis undergo a rigorous and inspiring six week training course where they focus on personal growth, the medical, legal and psychological aspects of rape, and of course counselling skills. Thereafter, they are closely supervised for another 3 months before graduating and joining the counselling team where they will receive continued guidance and support. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the training course or to ask to be put on a waiting list for the next training course. We do expect that those who complete the course offer their time as volunteers in our counselling service.
Rape Crisis presents many talks and workshops in various contexts such as schools, churches, academic institutions, events, and also hosts stalls in fundraising and awareness raising events. Our volunteer training facilitators undergo an in depth training course where they learn about issues relating to rape in South Africa, as well as facilitation skills. To find out more about volunteering as a training facilitator, you can email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can be asked to be put on a waiting list so that we can send you an application form when we set a date for the next training course.
Volunteer your professional skills
We are always in need of professionals who are willing to donate their time and talents to Rape Crisis. We particularly need the services of:
- IT specialists / web developers
- Social media specialists
- PR/marketing specialists
- Fundraising guru’s
- Building/DIY specialists
- Editors and designers
We would love to hear about your special skills and ideas about how you could help Rape Crisis. If you think your particular talents can benefit survivors or staff, please contact us on email@example.com
We can also always do with help at our fundraising events and with general admin.