Trafford Rape Crisis    
a safe space for women & girls

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Volunteer training
Our volunteers undergo a detailed training programme, shadowing and mentoring before joining us. 

Training programme 

Our training is delivered in-house by highly experience trainers in rape crisis work.  We ask for a commitment to work on the helpline and/or email service after your training.  Training takes place on Saturdays and prospective volunteers need to attend all the sessions.

Our next volunteer training programme begins on Saturday 25 Feb 2017, for 6 weeks.

Dates (10 am - 4 pm on each day):

Saturday 25th February 2017
Saturday 4th March 2017
Saturday 11th March 2017
Saturday 18th March 2017
Saturday 25th March 2017
Saturday 1st April 2017

Please note it is essential that you attend all the sessions in order to become a volunteer with us. 

To give you an idea of what we cover, here's the outline of our last training programme, although we're always working to improve our training programme so there may be some changes for the next training.   

 Intro session 6 hours Welcome, intro to TRC and Rape Crisis philosophy
Feminist approaches to sexual violence
The psychological tools of control within sexual violence 
 Session 2 6 hours Relating  across diversity - Power, Hierarchy, Identity
Anti-oppressive working, Race/sexuality/age/class/disability.
Helpline skills practice
 Session 3 6 hours Specific contexts of sexual violence: DID, Ritual Abuse, Self Harm
Helpline skills practice
 Session 4 6 hours Sexual abuse of girls, work with adult survivors of childhood abuse. Safeguarding.
Coping Strategies for service users.
Helpline skills practice
 Session 5 6 hours Organisational matters: Collective Working, national context, RCEW.
Quality assurance in rape crisis work, Monitoring and evaluating our work. 
Coping skills for volunteers.
Email service skills practice

After each training programme there will be a review with each volunteer and an induction session before women begin work on the helpline.  This includes shadowing experienced volunteers on the helpline. 

If you are able to commit to us, then please email us at for more information.  


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