November 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
What Volunteers Do:
- Undergo a mandatory 20 hour training program, followed by continuous team communication and training as needed.
- Provide emotional support, advocacy, hospital accompaniment, and information to all genders and peoples who have been sexually assaulted (ages 13+).
- Work on an on-call basis, reporting to the Tofino General Hospital, RCMP detachments, and WCRS offices, as requested.
- Collaborate with Forensic Nurse Examiners and other communirty resource providers to ensure survivors receive trauma-informed and barrier-free support.
- Volunteers are trained from a trauma-informed and Indigenous-informed perspective on the impacts of sexual assault and abuse.
- This training program educates volunteers on:
- How to hold space for, and empower survivors.
- The impacts of trauma and the different journeys to healing.
- What other community supports are available.
- Understanding the medical and legal options following an assault.
- How to recognize your own indicators of burnout and vicarious trauma.
Westcoast Community Resources Society (WCRS)