Non-Profit & Volunteer Victoria Area
Volunteer as a Sexual Assault Response Team Support Worker

The Victoria Sexual Assault Center is looking for Sexual Assault Response Team Volunteers! About SART The purpose of SART is to provide survivors of recent sexualized assault with emotional support and information on the community resources available to them. This requires Support Worker volunteers to liaise with hospital and police staff (as requested by the survivor) to support the survivor in accessing the services of their choice. Support may be offered over the phone, or in person at Victoria General Hospital, any of the local police departments, or at the Victoria Sexual Assault Clinic (operated by VSAC). The Victoria Sexual Assault Clinic is the only fully integrated sexualized assault clinic in western Canada, meaning that a survivor can access support, medical services, and police reporting all at the Clinic. SART Support Worker Responsibilities Provide an immediate support response at the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre’s Clinic, the Victoria General Hospital and/or a police station to recent (0-30 days) survivors (all genders, 13+) of a sexualized assault, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day Provide phone support to sexualized assault survivors Provide information regarding medical and forensic examination procedures Provide information on options for reporting to police Liaise and consult with the Forensic Nurse Examiners (FNE) and the police (if involved) Provide information and support to family and friends of the survivor Provide information on follow up support for survivor Provide links to counselling and victim services at VSAC Working Conditions SART includes team members from Forensic Nurse Examiners and all Police Detachments. VSAC volunteers work both independently and as part of the team. Work will take place at the VSAC Clinic, Hospital, Police Station or other community agency in mixed indoor environments. Volunteers will provide emotional support over the phone from their home on a VSAC provided cell phone. This position requires overnight shift work and being on call for between 8-16 hrs, carrying a pager. Training Provided 3 months of intensive group training including ongoing evaluation and feedback Ongoing trainings Please check out our posting for more information and to apply: Please feel free to contact Orillia Gail (zi/hir/hirs) the Volunteer Coordinator if you have any questions:

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