Volunteer With Us

Our trained volunteers are essential to delivering Dublin Rape Crisis Centre services to survivors of sexual violence and providing much-needed support in other areas of our work.

Trained volunteer support work:
Other volunteer roles:

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DRCC volunteers demonstrate outstanding commitment to supporting survivors of sexual violence, completing intensive training, regular supervision and debriefing sessions as well as giving their time and the Centre is deeply grateful to them. Their work makes an enormous difference in the lives of the survivors who contact us. 

Recruitment

Volunteer recruitment and training drives for the National Helpline and SATU accompaniment take place at intervals throughout the year, in order to ensure sufficient numbers of trained volunteers are always available.  Each volunteer completes extensive training followed by a final assessment.  

We welcome female and male applicants aged over 24 years for our Helpline volunteer roles. No previous experience is required as volunteers receive full training and have access to staff support and mentoring. We ask Helpline volunteers to commit to a minimum of two years of service.

For other volunteering roles, we provide a short induction programme. 

Available supports for volunteers

Volunteers on National Helpline and accompaniment duty are supported by round-the-clock access to expert advice. They attend debriefing and receive guidance in regular supervision sessions. 

More information

Our Volunteer Services Department manages the recruitment, training, assessment and supervision of our  volunteers. If you would like to learn more about volunteering with the DRCC, please call 01 6614911 or email us at volunteerservices@rcc.ie.