Crisis Line Volunteer

(Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton, Oakville - Head Office)

Position ID: V-HVC0265 Last Full Update: 16 Jan 2020
Opportunity Details
CommentsSuitable 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
ContactShelagh Nuttall, Fund Development Manager, Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton; Phone: 905 825 3622 ext 30 * 416 822 0713; Email:
Duties24 Hour Crisis Line Volunteer with a commitment of 20 hours per month. 
- 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 20 hours per month on the crisis line  
- Must attend monthly volunteer meetings (6:30pm-8:30pm)  
- Schedule shifts with Coordinator 
- Submit monthly statistics reports
More Info
BenefitsGain great experience in the social services field.
ClientsSurvivors of sexual assault and violence
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a physical disability ; Persons with a visual impairment
Areas of InterestCommunity Outreach ; Counselling ; Distress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Must complete SAVIS 40 hour volunteer training
Commitment LengthLong Term - One year ; 40 hours of training with a commitment of 20 hours per month.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours20 / Month
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Crisis line volunteer hours can be done from home and are schedule up to one month ahead of time with coordinator.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible - Wheelchair accessible
Location1515 Rebecca St, Oakville
Number of PositionsActon: 1 individual(s) ; Burlington: 8 individual(s) ; Georgetown: 1 individual(s) ; Milton: 2 individual(s) ; Oakville: 8 individual(s) 
20 individual(s) needed in total. 
20 volunteers from the Halton Region
TrainingScheduled training - 40 hour volunteer training ; SAVIS volunteer training: 
- Include three Saturday training sessions from 10 am - 4 pm, and six Tuesday evening training  
sessions from 6:30 - 9 pm.  
- Volunteers must attend all sessions. Please contact us for the complete schedule.
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsCommitment of 20 hours a month
Agency Details
Organization NameSexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton, Oakville - Head Office
Office PhoneIntake and information 905-825-3622
Toll Free Phone1-877-268-8416
Address & Map
South Oakville Centre (formerly Hopedale Mall)
1515 Rebecca St, Suite 227
Oakville, ON L6L 5G8