Volunteer With Us

In light of proposed changes to future programming, their potential impacts on our service more generally, and in keeping with our mandate to provide meaningful volunteer opportunities to our community, the UASAC has decided to close applications to our Volunteer Programmes for the 2020-2021 academic year.

If you have already submitted an application and have yet to hear from us, your application will be processed as soon as possible, and a staff member will follow up with you shortly.

We sincerely thank you for your interest in contributing to a campus community free of sexual violence, and encourage you to submit an application for the 2021-2022 academic year in March 2021!

There are two volunteer opportunities available at the U of A Sexual Assault Centre: Education Volunteer and Crisis Intervention Volunteer. First year volunteers at our Centre may only apply to one of these programs. We welcome applications to our volunteer programs from all interested persons, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit persons, people of colour, people experiencing disabilities, and people of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently not accepting applications from Non-U of A students for either Volunteer Program.

Education & Outreach Volunteer

Reporting to two Education Programme Coordinators, volunteers with the University of Alberta Sexual Assault Centre Education Programme are responsible for assisting in the promotion of the Centre and its services as well as facilitation of anti-sexual assault education and awareness workshops. As an Education & Outreach Volunteer, you will:

  • Gain and develop confidence and skills in public speaking
  • Help create a campus community free of sexual violence
  • Receive in-depth and highly reputed Anti-Sexual Violence Advocacy Training
  • Be available to facilitate at least 4 workshops per month

Applicants must read this material before submitting an application.

Crisis Intervention Volunteer

Reporting to the Volunteer Program Coordinator, Crisis Intervention Volunteers in the Crisis Intervention Program are responsible for providing emotional support, information, and resources to those who have been affected by sexual assault or abuse, sexual harassment, relationship violence, or stalking, as well as to those supporting someone through one of those experiences. Support is provided one-to-one, in-person and over the phone. The Volunteer Program Coordinator provides supervision, support, and mentorship to the Crisis Intervention Volunteers. As a Crisis Intervention Volunteer, you will:

  • Gain valuable knowledge and skills in the areas of crisis intervention, one-to-one support, and anti-sexual violence advocacy
  • Acquire experience in support service provision
  • Be an agent of social change and help to create a culture of support at the U of A
  • Dedicate 4 hours a week to the Centre to provide crisis intervention support to drop-in or phone clients, as well as reception duties as required
  • Attend all mandatory training sessions and monthly Team Debrief meetings

Applicants must read this material before submitting an application.