Volunteer Crisis Line and Support Training

Women over the age of 18 are invited to participate in our Volunteer Crisis Line and Support Training program. The program runs for 6 consecutive weeks, one night a week, and volunteers who successfully complete the volunteer Crisis Line and Support Training program have the opportunity to volunteer their services on our 24 Hour Crisis Line.

The Durham Rape Crisis Centre’s Crisis Line and Support Training program covers a wide range of topics that deal with Sexual Assault and violence against women. Some of the topics include:

  • History of Feminism and Women’s Rights in Canada
  • The many aspects of Sexual Violence
  • Drug Facilitated Assault
  • Rape Culture & Consent Culture
  • Anti-racism and Anti-oppression
  • Reporting to Police and Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits
  • Mental Health Issues & Suicide/Self Harm Prevention
  • Skills to support survivors
  • Grounding Exercises
  • Mock Calls
  • Best Practice Scenarios
  • What’s happening in the world today – Sexual Violence experiences of Survivors
  • How to support survivors – positive coping skills

If you are interested in finding out more about the Volunteer Training Program, or you would like to reserve a seat, please complete the DRCC Volunteer Application and email the completed form with a copy of your most recent resume to karina@drcc.ca. Karina can also be reached by phone at 365-688-9540.