Men Volunteers Needed to Help Stop Rape!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - Saturday, December 31, 2016

Men Volunteers Needed to Help Stop Rape!
 

Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter is looking for volunteers that support the vital work of our local rape crisis centre and transition house.

Position Description & Link to the Organization's Mission

We are seeking men who want their volunteer work to make an immediate practical difference in the world. Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter operates a 24 hour rape crisis centre, a transition house for women and their children who are escaping violent men, legal and advocacy clinics, and a speakers bureau. All services are free.

We are seeking volunteers for our community-based fundraising. You will meet interesting people, raise money through established monthly and annual events, and have the opportunity to participate in the creation of new campaigns. You will work side-by-side with feminists on violence against women and have the opportunity to learn and to educate the public on how men can practically contribute to ending violence. Your work will practically sustain critical resource for women and their children

Watch this short video to learn more 
http://www.rapereliefshelter.bc.ca/learn/resources/men-work-fighting-sexism
Skills & Experience Volunteers must be: 
-16 years of age or older 
-willing to work with women leaders
-available for volunteer work on one Saturday a month and come to a meeting on the Tuesday before the 15th of the month from 6.30-9.30pm to a meeting

Benefits & Recognition
We were the first rape crisis center in Canada - we opened in 1973 and have a strong reputation of over 40 years implementing the legal, social and attitudinal changes necessary to prevent, and ultimately eradicate, rape and sexual assault. By working with us you will be recognized as contributing to the positive force for social change regarding violence against women at the individual, the institutional and the political level.

Training provided: 
- Ongoing follow-up & support provided by Committee members and leadership
- monthly fundraising workshop
- Free trainings/workshops Topics include: Canadian legal frameworks on violence against women, community efforts to prevent and stop male violence against women, current campaigns, what men can do to assist women in crisis, what men can do to stop male violence

Benefits & Recognition provided: 
- Ability to develop long-lasting relationships with like-minded people
- Possible (great) reference after 6 months of participation
- develop skill and confidence in public relations and working with people

Deliverables / Duties
-Meet monthly with committee members to plan, connect, evaluate
-Provide positive example of cooperation between men and women
-Participate in one fundraising activity per month

Number of Volunteers Required 20+

Approximate Position Start Date
May 28, 2016
Approximate Position End Date:

ongoing

Time commitment
8 hours per month approx

Time & Day of Volunteer Engagement
Weekend; Evenings Over the holidays we are particularly looking for people that can work on the Saturday that falls on or after the 15th of the month.

Work Location
Vancouver Central – we meet at Main and Broadway in Mount Pleasant

For more information or to apply, please contact
info(at)rapereliefshelter.bc.ca or phone Louisa Russell (604) 876-0872 to schedule an information interview