Volunteer With the Crisis Intervention Programme

We have opened applications to our Crisis Intervention Volunteer Programme for the 2021-2022 academic year! 

Reporting to the Volunteer Programme Coordinator, Crisis Intervention Volunteers in the Crisis Intervention Programme 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, virtually, in-person, through text and chat, and over the phone. 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

We have now closed Volunteer applications for the 2021-2022 academic year and will re-open Volunteer Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year in March of 2022.


Volunteer Feedback

“Engaging in anti-sexual advocacy work at the University of Alberta Sexual Assault Centre has provided me with a tangible way to encourage a culture of consent within the community. I have become knowledgeable about the power dynamics that surround the issue of sexual violence, as well as cultivated skills to become an empathetic supporter to survivors of sexual violence. On a personal note, my involvement with the Centre has also helped me to deepen my own relationships. I feel more capable at approaching difficult and/or emotional conversations through a caring and compassionate lens. Being part of the University of Alberta Sexual Assault Centre has been incredibly fulfilling!”


Audience

Students, Employees

Category
Health Wellness, Involvement
Provider
Provost