Volunteer Crisis Line and Support Training Program

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 program have the opportunity to volunteer their services on our 24/7 Crisis and Support Line.

This program covers a wide range of topics that deal with sexual assault and violence against women. Some of these topics include:

  • History of feminism and women’s rights in Canada
  • The many aspects of sexual violence
  • Drug-facilitated assault
  • Rape culture and consent culture
  • Anti-racism and anti-oppression (ARAO)
  • 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 emma@drcc.ca. Emma can also be reached by phone at 437-228-7396.

In honour of Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, we celebrated our team of dedicated crisis line volunteers for their service in supporting survivors. From our Board of Directors to our crisis line volunteers, we appreciate all that our volunteers do to facilitate safe spaces for survivors! The Durham Rape Crisis Centre also graciously appreciates the funding received from the Department of Justice Canada which made this event possible.