Volunteers

Why volunteer?

If you want to put your passion to work and be part of a team that protects and empowers women and girls – become a volunteer today! Meet people from all walks of life, gain valuable skills and meaningful work experience as you advocate for social change. 

What will you be doing?

We have tons of great volunteer opportunities available with our crisis line, drop-in centre, emergency outreach van or behind-the-scenes. Let us know what interests you by filling our volunteer application!

How do you become a volunteer?

  • Step 1: Become a member.
  • Step 2: Fill out the volunteer application.
  • Step 3: Sign up for our eNews to get an invite for an interview.
  • Step 4: Come in and meet the team!

Join our SMART team

Our SMART team is a 24-hour crisis response for women and girls who need emergency medical treatment after a sexual assault. We respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including holidays. We need volunteers to make sure that there is always someone available to respond when we get a call for help.

If you want to put your passion to work and be part of a team that empowers women and girls after a sexual assault, become a SMART volunteer.

How do you become a SMART team member?

Join our Board of Directors

We are a diverse group of women from all walks of life. If you are a natural born leader or want to develop leadership skills apply to be part of our team today. As a Board Director, you are the voice for women and girls who cannot speak for themselves. Help us realize our vision – SAFETY, JUSTICE and EQUALITY for women and girls.

How do you become a Board Director?

Facts & Figures

82%
Of all survivors of sexual assault are female
80%
Of all sexual assaults are committed by someone the survivor knows
71%
Of women reporting sexual assaults said those assaults had long lasting negative impacts on their lives
50%
1 in 2 women experience sexual assault at least once after the age of 15
30%
Of homeless population in Surrey are female
1%
Less than 1% of sexual assaults experienced by women lead to convictions
6Days
In Canada, 1 woman is killed every 6 days by her intimate partner
6x
Indigenous women are killed at 6 times the rate of non-indigenous women

Our Partners

Together We Can End Gender Based Violence

Please help us keep women safe and secure

In 2020, one woman was violently killed every 2.5 days in Canada according to a report in the Canadian Femicide Observatory For Justice & Accountability (CFOJA).