Sexual Assault Support Services for Women
The Sexual Assault Support Services for Women is an agency that helps women who have suffered from all forms of sexual abuse. As you become a volunteer with our agency it is important for you to know how valuable your time is in helping women young and old who are victims of sexual abuse. You are an important member of our team and you will find that volunteering with our agency is very rewarding and life-enriching experience with us.
Sexual Assault Support Services for Women (SASS) of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Akwesasne is a non-profit, grass roots, feminist organization committed to support victims/survivors who have experienced sexual violence.
For you to have a good experience in volunteering with our agency we provide a comprehensive orientation and training sessions plus any specialized training for specific jobs, such as valuable crisis line counselling skills and public education. We also provide opportunities for skill development and social interaction with other volunteers. Through our training we will provide you with the knowledge of SASS’s vision and mission, feminism, diversity and how our centre works.
Please note that all our volunteers with our agency are required to make commitment of one year with SASS, maintain confidentiality and provide police clearance certificate every two years. This is reimbursable upon successful completion of training. If you would like to make a difference and help those in need who need support for the abuse they have endured, then please feel free to contact our agency at 613-932-1755 or 613-932-1548 and ask for either Karina Boucher or Jillian Reed. You can also visit our website at
Together lets help women who have experienced the unthinkable and help them move forward in life and support them through their struggles. Come and volunteer and help SASS make a difference for these women in need.
Dates Required: January to December
Commitment of 1 Year
Agency Contact: Karina Boucher
Location: Cornwall, Ontario
+ Public Education
- Do presentations
- Set up Kiosks at schools, agencies, workplaces, community groups in an effort to increase awareness and prevent sexual violence.
- Help out workshops, handouts, brochures and pamphlets.
Some topics you will be covering are:
- Dating Violence
- Personal Safety Skills.
- Date or Acquaintance Rape
- Sexual Assault
- Sexual Harassment
- Safety and Prevention
- Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Safety Tips for Parents.
+ Board of Directors (Requirements)
- Attend all board meetings, held once a month for 3 hours.
- Advocate SASS’s mission and work in the community.
- Attending community and networking events to represent the interest of SASS
- Connect with personal and Business contacts for SASS fundraising events
- Looking for both Men and Women
- Ticket Sales
- Putting up Flyers
- Serving Meals
- Staging the Events
- Creative Directors
- Answering phones and in person inquires, and connecting them to the appropriate staff member
- Sort and Distribute mail, logging in clients.
- Assisting the fundraising team in with mail preparation of fundraising campaigns.
- Assisting the Executive Director in preparing and planning the annual AGM, meeting and various events.
- Perform all duties relating to the effective and efficient running for SASS’s Sexual Assault Centre.
We provide comprehensive orientation and training sessions plus any specialized training for specific jobs, such as crisis line counseling skills and public education.
Also we provide opportunities for skill development and social interaction with other volunteers. Our training will provide you with the knowledge of SASS’s mission and vision, feminism, diversity and how our centre works. We thank you for wanting to help women in our community who are survivors of sexual violence.
All volunteers with Sexual Assault Support Services for Women of SDG&A are required to make a commitment of 1 year with SASS. Must maintain confidentiality and provide a police clearance certificate every 2 years. This is reimbursable upon successful completion of training.
The process of becoming a volunteer with Sexual Assault Support Services for women are, filling out an application, coming into an interview, a screening and a police check.