PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Volunteer Services

We'd like to introduce Martina Cole, who is our NEW volunteer coordinator!

Hello,

My name is Martina and I am the new Volunteer Coordinator for MPSSAS.

Aside from being a Registered Social Service Worker and Volunteer Coordinator, I serve as Chair on the Board of Directors for the Gravenhurst Women’s Centre and I am a Wildlife Lover.

I am on a mission to empower and align people to live a life free from violence as I believe it is our birth right.

I believe in the power of education and raising awareness for social injustices and gender based violence in all its forms.

As Volunteer Coordinator, it is my purpose to help support the extraordinary volunteers we have and the news ones we hope to acquire.

Thank you,

Martina Cole

Are you someone who . . . 

  • Is concerned with sexual assault and other gender based violence issues in your community?

  • Would like to work as a volunteer (by online chat or telephone) on the “Sexual Assault Help Line”, or "Safe Support Chat" from the convenience of your home?

  • Wants to improve your listening and support skills?

  • Is looking for an excellent educational opportunity?

  • Would like to mentor another survivor, with your own healing knowledge?

 

 

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If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, please join us for a 30-hour training and educational opportunity. The focus of this training session is to prepare volunteers for our agency's 24/7 "Sexual Assault Help Line", which provides support and referrals to female/all gender survivors of sexual assault or for our online "Safe Support Chat" which provides regular daily anonymous chat regarding impacts of sexual violence to support seekers.  Access the chat through the bubble on our website.

Our course covers a wide range of topics that deal with Sexual Assault and gender based violence. The course includes:

 

• Area Resources
• Agency Information and Protocols
• Agency herstory
• Intervention Skills
• Sexual Assault
• Discrimination and Prejudice
• Dating Violence
• Self-Harming Behaviour, 
• Legal Information

• Self Care


For more information, please contact:  
Martina at (705) 646-2122, 705 204-0925 or martina@mpssas.com


We are also looking for volunteers to assist other agency activities that do not require formal training.

 

These include:

• special events
• fundraising initiatives
• drop-in programs
• the Board of Directors

OUR TRAINING PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE ONLINE!