Who may volunteer at SASC?
SASC volunteers must be womyn-identified, over the age of 18, and hold a commitment to anti-oppression.
If SASC is a womyn only space, do I have to be a womyn to volunteer?
Volunteers must identify as womyn to be a SASC support worker.
If I identify as a trans and/or non-cis may I volunteer at SASC?
Yes. SASC aspires to become a safer space for all womyn (specifically for trans womyn, trans-feminine people, and gender-queer womyn), not just cis-womyn.
How can I benefit from being a part of SASC?
- Access training that prepares you to offer support to the survivors of sexual violence.
- Gain a chance to do political activism within the feminist movement.
- Access an opportunity to become involved in the anti-violence community.
- Learn about the diverse experience of women within our community.
- Access a place to connect with other women.
- Gain valuable work experience.
- Take initiative and make things happen.
- Join a safe place to be empowered in.
What’s involved in the work of a Volunteer?
- Assisting in the coverage of our 24-hour Support Line.
- Participating in our programs, e.g. YWAR (Young Womyn Program), Womyn & War, co-facilitation of our support groups and drop-ins, public education, legal advocacy, assistance with fundraising, and individual support.
- Understanding of our Feminist-based support work model.
- Participating in political feminist activism.
- Contributing towards our anti-oppression work.
- Acting with respect for others, and sharing power and knowledge.
- Assisting in the training of new volunteers, and participating in on-going personal development.