Are you interested in volunteering with Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre? We are hosting a Volunteer Recruitment Open Event on Thursday 8th September 2016 at the Adelphi Centre, 12 Commercial Road, Gorbals, Glasgow, G5 0PQ. The event will run from 6 pm until 8 pm.
We are recruiting volunteers for a range of roles – support workers, administration roles, fundraising, events. If you’d like to know more about any of these volunteering opportunities, please come along on the 8th September to our open event.
Parking is available.
Volunteers are an essential part of our workforce at Glasgow Rape Crisis and we certainly wouldn't be able to offer many of our events or our helpline services without them. These are the Rape Crisis women who give generously of their time to work consistently and tirelessly in the background to support countless survivors of sexual violence who rely on having someone to be there on the other end of the phone when they need support. With more than 11,000 calls, texts and emails this year volunteers are needed more than ever.
Rape Crisis services began in Glasgow in 1976 when a group of women came together, volunteering their time, to form a Rape Crisis Centre. This centre would be the first in Scotland and remains the longest running operational Rape Crisis Centre in the UK. Since 1976 we have grown and developed our services and secured funding but we would not be able to offer support to as many survivors without the time and skills of our volunteers and donations from supporters.
We offer a volunteer training course to those who want to work on our helpline services and for the first time we are offering this training twice in the same year. Our current group of trainee helpline staff are nearing the end of the process and it's great to see them rise to the challenge of working in a busy rape crisis centre. They bring fresh energy to our team and are full of ideas for fundraising and events. Perhaps more importantly, they bring a range of skills, expertise and languages to the centre from their degrees, travel and a wide variety of employment which is really valued by our centre and benefits our service users and their families.