Every year we are inspired by the dedication and compassion of our volunteers. The Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre, CARSA Inc. would not be able to provide the services it does without the support and commitment of these incredible volunteers.
Volunteering at the Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre may mean providing support to anyone who has experienced any form of sexual assault or abuse, having occurred in childhood or as an adult. Volunteers participate with staff responding to crisis calls and in-office emergency walk-ins, sharing front desk reception duties, providing advocacy and accompaniment through the court system, co-facilitating groups and workshops, and assisting with public awareness events. There are all sorts of volunteer opportunities with the Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre; each demonstrates a commitment to support, empower, and advocate for individuals who have experienced sexual assault and sexual abuse; and to be a part of the efforts toward the prevention and elimination of sexual violence.
Volunteer opportunities include:
Sexual Violence affects everyone. No matter where you live, it is likely that someone you care about has been affected by sexual violence. Most sexual abuse and assaults are never reports and often hidden from family and friends. With your help we can continue to provide survivors with the help and support they deserve.
Here are some thoughts from past and current volunteers on their experience with the Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre.
Volunteering with NRSAC has brought me new understanding of our community and the issues facing victims of sexual violence. I have a stronger sense of self having been a NRSAC volunteer. Its a truly remarkable feeling knowing you helped someone through the darkest times of their life. —E.R.S.
The crisis line volunteer training sessions were complimentary to my studies in psychology and criminology. The training provided me with detailed focus on issues and disorders that can result from sexual violence. I have recommended volunteering to many young women in my program who are looking for a meaningful, convenient, challenging learning experience. —J.C.
Volunteering is not just about giving back to the community, but it's also rewarding. I have seen the difference it has made for the women that I’ve helped on the crisis line. It is very important to let women know that it’s not their fault, that they’re not alone and that there is help available. Volunteering has made me become a better person and knowing that we continue to make a difference in the lives of the women we help. —L.S.
How to Volunteer?
Without the tireless efforts of our volunteers, we would not be able to offer some of the services we currently offer. If you are interested in volunteering your time with us, complete and return this application form. Thank You.
To apply to become a volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer Information Form.