Below are some comments from our volunteers. If you are interesting in volunteering with CRASAC please email us on email@example.com
“Being in a position to volunteer is a privilege. I am honoured to be part of it and I am honoured people put their trust and faith in us. Any one day at CRASAC can mean hearing someone’s darkest hour or following one single success story and whether we provide a shoulder or book a session on counselling, every step is a help. And every single volunteer is a help.”
“I became a volunteer for CRASAC because in my previous profession I sometimes came into contact with survivors of sexual violence, so I found CRASAC’s website and saw what amazing work they do and the services they provide which inspired me to want to become part of it.
The training was very informative but in a relaxed and informal setting. I gained a lot of knowledge, certainly more than I expected. The induction was a valuable way to learn and pick up tips when taking calls and getting to know more about the organisation. I’ve learnt so much in 3 months but I know I will be learning something different every time. Taking calls can often be emotional but I know that the helpline is often a lifeline to survivors and the first big step to getting the help they need and deserve.
The best part of volunteering, is knowing that I will always be fully supported by the team and that I get to meet and work with some great people.”
"I am from Poland and have been living in the UK for over 5 years. In Poland I worked as a volunteer for Polish Red Cross so when I moved to Coventry I applied to volunteer at CRASAC and I was accepted.
After my training and induction I started attending women’s groups with CRASAC’s outreach worker. We visit community centres and meet women to raise awareness about sexual violence and tackle the myths and stereotypes existing around rape and sexual violence.
I meet Polish women and speak to them in their language because some of them don’t speak English very well and I give them information about CRASAC, who we are and what we do. This is very important information which Polish women can use if they or any of their friends, work colleagues or neighbours are ever in crisis.
I really enjoy volunteering, I like listening and talking to people, giving advice or emotional support. Supporting other women and children is like the sound of my soul, I have to do it.”