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.

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 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.
  • All genders and abilities are welcome.
  • We ask Helpline volunteers to commit to a minimum of two years of service.

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

2022 recruitment - application process

DRCC volunteer recruitment info Autumn 2022Please read our information notice about our autumn recruitment for volunteers, including application form.  You should check back on this page for further updates.

 

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 monthly peer support and debriefing sessions as well as giving their time - the Centre is deeply grateful to them. Their work makes an enormous difference in the lives of the survivors who contact us. 

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 monthly peer support sessions. 

More information

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