Our volunteers are the backbone of the Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust. They give tirelessly of their skills and their time because of their support and passion for the work we do.
Our volunteer counsellors are allies and even sometimes a lifeline to rape survivors. Counsellors at Rape Crisis undergo a rigorous and inspiring three month experiential training course where they focus on personal growth, the medical, legal and psychological aspects of rape, and of course counselling skills, thus allowing them to provide invaluable help to rape survivors.
Training facilitators play a pivotal role in taking our mission to the public, to organisations, academic institutions and community members. Alongside this, training facilitators assist at the many fundraising events we host, and are ambassadors for our brand.
To ensure the day to day tasks at Rape Crisis are met, many individuals and companies provide skills and pro bono services to our offices and our management team. We are grateful for the assistance and particularly need the services of social media experts, public relations and marketing experts, building companies, photographers and editors.
Our volunteers are a fantastic resource and we owe the success of our programmes to them. Without the commitment and support of our volunteers, Rape Crisis would not be able to carry out our work in communities, fundraise, or ensure our survivors receive the care and support they so rightly deserve. Because of this invaluable contribution, we at Rape Crisis would like to express our thanks.
We salute you!
Early next year we will be training counsellors for our Observatory office counselling service and training facilitators for our Khayelitsha office. If you are interested in doing the training course and volunteering, please fill in this online form and we will send you an application form in the next few weeks.
Jessica is the very first fundraising officer that Rape Crisis has ever had. Her passion is in helping a good cause and getting others involved in making difference in the lives of people who need it.