Volunteering

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:

Counsellor

Our counsellors at Rape Crisis undergo a rigorous and inspiring three month experiential 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 6 months before graduating and joining the counselling team where they receive continued guidance and support. We do expect that those who complete the course offer their time as volunteers in our counselling service. We are not training new counsellors in 2015, but if you would like to be added to the list for next year, please fill out the online form below and we will send you more information and an application form when we begin the next course. If you would like more information about being a Rape Crisis counsellor, you can email the relevant area coordinator below, but please still fill in the form.

Shiralee McDonald – Observatory – shiralee@rapecrisis.org.za
Joyce Doni – Khayelitsha – joyce@rapecrisis.org.za
Barbara Williams – Athlone – barbara@rapecrisis.org.za

Training Facilitator

Rape Crisis presents many talks and workshops in various contexts such as schools, churches, academic institutions, events, and also hosts stalls at 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. We are not training new facilitators in 2015, but if you would like to be added to the list for next year, please fill out the online form below and we will send you more information and an application form when we begin the next course. If you would like more information about being a Rape Crisis facilitator, you can email the relevant area coordinator below, but please still fill in the form.

Rifqah Abrahams – Athlone – rifqah@rapecrisis.org.za
Kholeka Booi – Khayelitsha – kholeka@rapecrisis.org.za

Volunteer your skills

We are always in need of people who are willing to donate their time and talents to Rape Crisis. We particularly need the services of:

  • Social media specialists
  • PR/marketing specialists
  • Fundraising guru’s
  • Building/DIY specialists
  • Photographers
  • Editors and designers
  • Help with fundraising events

Once per month, we email all those who volunteered their skills to join our Rape Crisis Skills Volunteers Facebook group and invite you to our next team meeting where we discuss current projects and upcoming events.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form below so that we can contact you when training courses are starting or when there are projects that match your interests and skills. 

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