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Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre

Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre

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We are a specialist sexual violence organisation delivering a range of support services each year to over a thousand people in Cambridgeshire who are survivors of rape, sexual abuse and sexual ...

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Helpline, Email and Live Chat Support Volunteers

Helpline, Email and Live Chat Support Volunteers

Organisation role · Flexible hours
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
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Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre
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Summary

Our volunteers offer vital emotional support to women, girls and AFAB non-binary survivors of sexual violence and abuse by listening and believing.

Detailed description

Our volunteers take calls, answer emails and chat with survivors. Our helpline, email and live chat services are confidential and anonymous services. They would not exist without our amazing volunteers, who provide life-changing support to survivors in their local community.


Why volunteer with CRCC?

 

  • The opportunity to acquire or enhance understanding and skills to support survivors of sexual violence and abuse
  • The opportunity to live our values and make a difference
  • Fulfilment from supporting women & girls who inspire us
  • Joining a community of amazing women
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities


Who are we looking for?

Women of all ages (18 years +) and backgrounds who are:

  • Empathetic, non-judgemental and good listeners.
  • Self-aware and emotionally resilient.
  • Interested in discussing and learning about sexual violence and its impacts on women and girls.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality and anonymity.
  • Able to work independently using initiative and also be part of a team.
  • Share CRCC’s survivor-focused ethos.
  • Ideally able to commit to three shifts a month (shifts are Wednesday and Sunday mornings).
  • Ideally able to commit to volunteering for at least 18 months.

We especially welcome enquiries from Black and racially minoritised women, disabled women and women from LGBTQIA+ communities.

This includes AFAB non-binary individuals who feel comfortable volunteering within a service run for women by women.

We can contribute to childcare costs and reasonable travel expenses to enable women to volunteer with us.

Comprehensive training and support will be provided for this role.

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

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About Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre

We are a specialist sexual violence organisation delivering a range of support services each year to over a thousand people in Cambridgeshire who are survivors of rape, sexual abuse and sexual violence.

We also provide training for either individuals and organisations, on a wide range of issues surrounding sexual violence.

We fundamentally believe women and girls.