SARAH Program Volunteer Training Starts April 15 2018

Submitted by Survivor’s Hope Crisis Centre

The SARAH Program is a sexual assault crisis intervention program that provides support services through regional hospital emergency departments and RCMP detachments. Survivor’s Hope Crisis Centre have been helping victims of sexualized violence since 2003.

The SARAH Program volunteer offers victims of sexualized violence support, information and referrals to help with the recovery process. We are currently looking for new volunteers to join our SARAH Program to support program centres on the west side of the region (Selkirk & Beausejour) and the east side (Pinawa & Pine Falls). The Pine Falls team has been offering support for more than a decade and is looking for local volunteers to fill out their team. The Selkirk team started up in December and is keen to expand their group on the west side. If you live within 45 minutes of one of our major centres in Selkirk or Pine Falls we invite you to learn more about this volunteer opportunity.

Suitable applicants will be invited to participate in Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention training in April. All regional applicants will train together to complete 40 hours of training over four weekends. Training is set for April 15 (9:00-5:00 Selkirk), April 21 & 22 (9:00-5:00 Selkirk), April 28 & 29 (9:00-5:00 Selkirk) and May 5 (10:00-5:00 Winnipeg). A trainee must successfully complete ALL training sessions before being invited to join the SARAH Program as a volunteer.

Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle. The screening process is straightforward: an application form, interview, two references, and current Criminal Records Check/Vulnerable Sector Check (RCMP). Applicants will also be required to complete a Child Abuse Registry Check and an Adult Abuse Registry Check. Call 1-204-753-5353 or director@survivors-hope.ca for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.

Information about the SARAH Program and our organization can be found at http://www.survivors-hope.ca and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/survivorshope