Thank you for your interest in our Volunteer Programs. With your help, we will continue to work towards creating a campus community free of sexual violence.
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.
Reporting to two Education Program Coordinators, volunteers with the Centre are responsible for assisting in the development, promotion, evaluation and facilitation of sexual assault education and awareness workshops at the University of Alberta. As an Education Volunteer, you will:
- Gain and develop confidence and skills in public speaking
- Be an agent of social change
- Acquire and share knowledge about sexual violence to the campus community
- Dedicate 10-15 hours a month to the Centre (facilitating/debriefing of workshops and compiling workshop evaluations)
- Attend all mandatory training sessions and program meetings
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 3 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.
All applicants are required to read through the Volunteer Information Package below for the program they are interested in before submitting an application.