Volunteering

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The Donegal Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre has a dedicated team of specially trained volunteers who operate the following services:

  • Helpline Volunteers
  • Fundraising Volunteers
  • Psychological Support Worker - SATU Volunteers
  • Court Accompaniment
  • Education / Outreach Talks

What skills and training do I need?

You do not need any specific skills. We will give you the training and support you need to do this role.

How much time do I need to give up?

You and your volunteering manager will discuss how much time you are able to give. If one of our services requires more time than you are able to give, we may have other volunteering opportunities that fit your schedule. Volunteers are requested to give a minimum of 4 hours per week for a period of at least 2 years.

Will volunteering cost me anything?

We reimburse all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses when you volunteer for us. Volunteers are asked to keep expenses to a minimum and to supply receipts. Please feel free to discuss this with a volunteer manager beforehand if you have any worries or questions.

Why are volunteers needed?

Without volunteers we would never be able to give people the help they need in a crisis. Because we offer so many services across Donegal, we depend on people who generously give up their time to help others. 

How do I apply?

If you are interested in volunteering for the Donegal Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre you can phone or email us for further information. Volunteers are recruited once a year, normally in May.

Big 'Thank You' to all our Volunteers

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Here in the Donegal Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre we recognise that we could not offer such a wide range of services without the ongoing support of our dedicated volunteers. They are the backbone of the organisation. We are committed to their care and training. All volunteers receive extensive training from our volunteer coordinators and other staff members, before selection for one of the above programmes. In addition we provide regular supervision, which allow volunteers to share insights and receive mutual support. These meetings also include ongoing training and inputs from other organizations as required.
We recruit for our volunteer teams once a year. If you are interested in volunteering for the Donegal Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre you can phone or email us for further information.