Volunteer with RCG

Volunteering is crucial to Rape Crisis Grampian. We rely on our volunteers to ensure that we can provide the best possible service and support as many Survivors as possible.

Current volunteering roles include Volunteer Support Worker, Volunteer Group Worker, volunteer support for our Education and Prevention Worker, Volunteer Administrator, and Volunteer Gardener. Further details for each role are outlined below.

Volunteer Support Worker

To provide confidential, person-centred emotional support to male and female survivors of rape and sexual violence from 13 years of age.

Responsibilities:

  • To develop and promote a positive relationship with the Survivor you are matched with
  • To have good listening and communication skills
  • To be non-judgmental in approach and trained in the person-centred approach (training is provided by RCG)
  • To manage appropriate professional boundaries in the support relationship
  • To be consistent and dependable
  • To maintain confidentiality and abide by all RCG policies and procedures
  • To work in conjunction with the Manager and/or Volunteer Coordinator to provide a quality service
  • To maintain records for monitoring, evaluation and tracking purposes plus service evaluation
  • To participate in regular support and supervision meetings
  • To be part of any relevant staff team training days

Volunteer Group Worker

To work with groups of survivors aged 13 years an over to explore issues relating to sexual violence and help build confidence and esteem.  To contribut to a programme of activities which are safe, social and educational.

Responsibilities:

  • To communicate with the Manager and/or Volunteer Coordinator and other volunteers about group-based programme activities
  • To ensure general health & safety and rules of conduct
  • To build a rapport with participants and listen to their concerns
  • To facilitate and participate in group activities and discussions with participants
  • To assist with necessary programme set-up and clean-up
  • To undertake required record keeping procedures including reporting verbally to supervisor and completing any relevant programme forms

Volunteer Support to Education and Prevention Worker

The overall aim of this post is to support the Education and Prevention Worker to develop local strategic approaches to sexual violence prevention, delivering interventions to young people and others around healthy sexual relationships, rape and abuse.

Responsibilities

  • To support the Education and Prevention Worker at events, helping to run information stalls, deliver presentations, etc.
  • To work with and develop partnerships with organisations
  • To work with young people in youth club settings and schools using Rape Crisis Scotland (RCS) resources to deliver sessions about relationships, rape, abuse and consent
  • To contribute to the outreach work of RCG
  • To undertake supervision and support
  • To feed into the RCG outreach strategy
  • To complete forms and administration in relation to the outreach work

Volunteer Administrator

To provide administrative support to the Rape Crisis Grampian

Responsibilities

  • To provide general administrative support in the RCG office
  • To maintain confidentiality and abide by all RCG policies and procedures
  • To provide administrative support the manager and rest of RCG team, as necessary
  • To provide a warm welcome to survivors, volunteers and visitors coming to RCG

Volunteer Gardener

To help look after the new NEXEN garden at RCG.

Responsibilities

  • Helping out with the general upkeep of the garden
  • Tidying up, dead-heading, weeding and caring for borders
  • Looking after trees, shrubs and plants
  • Grass cutting
  • Looking after garden machinery and equipment

You can download an application form here: RCG Volunteer Application Form