Crisis Line Volunteer

(Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton (SAVIS))

Position ID: V-HVC0265
Last Full Update: 21 Jun 2023

Opportunity Details: Crisis Line Volunteer


Suitable for:  
- Female-identified or genderfluid people aged 18 and up 
- Female-identified or genderfluid people Seniors (55+) 
- Female-identified or genderfluid people with a physical disability  
- Female-identified or genderfluid people with a visual impairment

Contact Julia Fiddes, Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator and Crisis Line Coordinator, Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton; Phone: 905-825-3622 ext 54; Email:

24 Hour Crisis Line Volunteer with a commitment of at least 6 hours per month (minimum of 1 - 4 hour shift per week). 
- Support survivors of sexual assault and violence (and their support people) on the SAVIS 24 hour crisis line using an anti- 
racist/anti-oppression feminist framework 
- Complete SAVIS crisis line training and evaluation  
- Agree to work a minimum of 16 hours per month on the crisis line  
- Must attend monthly volunteer meetings - 2 hours in length maximum - in addition to crisis line shift 
- Schedule shifts with Crisis Line Coordinator 
- Submit call logs after each shift

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Benefits Gain relevant experience in the social services field 
Gain crisis de-escalation skills 
Ongoing training opportunities
Clients Survivors of sexual assault and violence
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a physical disability ; Persons with a visual impairment
Areas of Interest Community Outreach ; Counselling ; Distress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; General Computer Skills ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; - Must complete SAVIS 30 hour volunteer training, which includes online modules as well as in-person training sessions 
- Our volunteer training is offered 3 times per year in July, November and March
Commitment Length Long Term - One year minimum ; 30 hours of training with a commitment of at least 16 hours per month.
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Virtual Volunteering
Minimum Hours 16 / Month
Dates and Times Crisis line volunteer hours can be done from home and are schedule up to one month ahead of time with coordinator.
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility Fully Accessible - Wheelchair accessible
Location Offsite - from home
Number of Positions Acton: 2 individual(s) ; Burlington: 7 individual(s) ; Georgetown: 2 individual(s) ; Milton: 2 individual(s) ; Oakville: 7 individual(s) 
20 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training - 30 hour volunteer training ; Training on-going ; SAVIS volunteer training: 
- online modules/quizzes and summaries, self paced 
- in-person training - up to 2 sessions 
- evaluation/role playing 
- volunteers must attend all sessions 
- can also attend additional training sessions to become an accompaniment volunteer for taking service users to hospital for sexual assault supports
Transportation Near public transit
Cost None
Police Check Required
Start Date On or after 04 Jul 2023

Agency Details: Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton (SAVIS)

Office Phone Intake and information 905-825-3622
Toll Free Phone 1-877-268-8416
Address & Map
South Oakville Centre (formerly Hopedale Mall)
1515 Rebecca St, Suite 227
Oakville, ON L6L 5G8
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