Volunteer at SAVIS

“I have been a passionate and dedicated frontline volunteer with SAVIS for many years. SAVIS has received countless accolades for their committed service provided to the community – the volunteers and staff are compassionate, caring and professional leaders who drive the success of the organization. Volunteering has enabled me to provide caring, non-judgmental support to courageous survivors of sexual assault and/or domestic violence. The simple act of listening, caring and providing support can create the biggest impact to an individual – it can lead to turning negative situations into positive potentials.”

SAVIS Volunteer, 2015

Join SAVIS’ Dedicated and Passionate Volunteer Team!

We encourage volunteers to assist in many aspects of SAVIS’ work. Volunteers are called upon to staff the Public Outreach booths, provide support to callers on the 24 hour support and crisis line, staff bingo events as well as many other vital volunteer opportunities.

We offer extensive training that will educate and prepare you for working with our agency and supporting the community. SAVIS also provides monthly volunteer meetings where volunteers have an opportunity to expand their knowledge and connect with one another.

Volunteer opportunities include:

Crisis/Support Line Worker (Woman-identified and genderfluid people, 18+); On-line module training with a commitment of 20 hours per month.

Provide immediate support, crisis intervention and community resources to callers on the SAVIS 24 hour support and crisis line. Callers may have questions about their own experiences of abuse, or those of a friend or loved one. Callers may be in the process of coping with a recent or historical incident of violence and need emotional support or help in coping with a challenging situation.

Bingo Worker (Open to all, 18+); On sight training 

One to three times a month the SAVIS bingo team helps run a charity bingo session.

Download the application below and email to:  shelagh@savisofhalton.org

Volunteer Application Form

SAVIS of Halton is Seeking Diverse Members to Sit on Our Board of Directors!

SAVIS’s mandate is to provide free, confidential, and non-judgmental 24-hour support to all survivors of violence including women, men, and members of the transgendered and gender-fluid community. We advocate against violence in the community and promote prevention through community education. SAVIS is a feminist organization whose mission it to build a world free from of violence and oppression.

The Board of Directors is looking for feminist board members who have demonstrated interest in ending gender-based violence and human trafficking or have lived experiences surviving gender-based violence. Previous experience serving on a non-for-profit, community based GBV organization or committee would be an asset.

SAVIS of Halton Board of Directors works in partnership with its Executive Director to ensure the success of the organization. Board members are expected to support SAVIS at SAVIS hosted events, annual general meeting, Take Back the Night, fundraising events and community awareness events.

Board members have a commitment to the principle of equity, and we encourage people of diverse backgrounds to consider applying.

In the application, please answer: As a board member how would you contribute to making SAVIS of Halton a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organizsation?

In interested, please send your resume and include your experience and motivation for wanting to join the SAVIS of Halton Directors to:

Suzanne Stoltz, Board Chair: