What does the training involve?

Initially there are seven or eight main sessions, mostly on Saturdays 10am-4pm over a two-month period, and then there will be additional follow-up sessions. We cover many different aspects of rape and sexual abuse, including ritual abuse, childhood sexual abuse, prostitution, and their impacts on women and girls. We don’t expect you to know everything there is to know about sexual violence before applying! We want to make sure that all our volunteers are fully prepared to support our callers and emailers with anything they want to talk about.

As the training is comprehensive, it is vital that you attend all the sessions. We understand that people can have unexpected issues that prevent them from coming to a training session so we would ask that you go to the session you missed when the next group begins. If you miss one of the first four sessions, we would ask you to re-join the next training group from the beginning.