Volunteer Sexual Assault Response Team (VSART)

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering with the SAS program and CVTS offers volunteers a chance to help make a difference for survivors of sexualized violence in our community.

The Occupational Health & Safety(OH&S) Coordinator is responsible for supporting the ongoing maintenance and performance of CVTS’s safety program. This position will help promote a culture of safety excellence within all programs and ensure adherence to organizational health & safety policies and procedures and compliance with WSBC standards and regulations.

VSART volunteers participate in supporting survivors of sexualized violence during some of their darkest days.

Volunteering with the Sexual Assault Services Program provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Support and empower survivors of sexualized violence.
  • Contribute to and connect with our community.
  • Develop new skills.
  • Gain career-related experience.

These positions require trauma-informed and anti-oppressive approaches to supporting survivors. Volunteers will be supporting and witnessing survivors experiencing some of the worst days in their lives. Volunteers must hold space and act professionally in the best interest of each survivor and remember that each survivor is the expert of their own life.

Our objective is to inform and support.

Requirements for VSART

  • Must be over 19 years old.
  • Commit to volunteering for 1 full year.
  • Commit to 30 hours of training over an 8 week period.
  • Live in the Comox Valley area.
  • Be available for on-call one full week (5:00 pm – 10:00 pm) and/or one full weekend (8:00 am – 10:00 pm) bi-monthly.
  • This volunteer opportunity is open to Cis-women, Trans-women, Two-Spirit, and gender non-conforming people.

Please see the Volunteer Job Description.

Volunteer selection process

  1. Initial interview
  2. Criminal Record Check/reference check
  3. Secondary interview
  4. Applicant must pass training.

Applicant Details

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On-call availability: Weekends(Required)

References

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CONTACT SAS:

Coordinator’s Line:
250-650-5488

Coordinator’s Email: SAS@cvts.ca

Lilli House Transition House

250-338-1227

RCMP Comox Valley Non-Emerg

250-338-1321

Vancouver Island 911 Crisis Line

1-888-494-3888

Kuu-uus Crisis Line

1-800-588-8717

Victim Link BC

1-800-563-0808