Dublin Rape Crisis Centre: Volunteers Needed

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre


The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) is a voluntary organisation, which works to prevent the harm and heal the trauma of rape and sexual abuse.

The DRCC is currently recruiting volunteers of all genders to undertake training for the following services:

  • Out-of-hours Telephone Counsellors on the National 24-hour Helpline.
  • Support and liaison volunteers to victims/survivors in the aftermath of rape or sexual assault at the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) in the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin.
  • Webchat is a free and confidential online support service for adults who have been affected by sexual violence, which offers one to one for information and support.
  • Facilitation of outreach awareness and information talks to community groups and young people in various settings.
  • Some other volunteering opportunities within DRCC include, Fundraising, Policy, and Court & Garda Accompaniment.

Training Dates:

  • Training will commence on the evening of Friday the 14th of October and will run over four weekends.
    • Friday 14th October – Sunday 16th.
    • Friday 21st October – Sunday 23rd.
    • Break for the bank holiday weekend.
    • Friday 04th November – Sunday 06th.
    • Friday the 11th November – Sunday 13th.

Please note: It is essential that applicants be available for all training dates.

  • Two online information evenings will be available Tuesday the 20th and Thursday the 22nd of September. These are purely for the purpose of providing further information to interested parties, and imply no obligation whatsoever. If you would like to attend one of the information evenings, please fill in this doodle poll and select one or more evenings you prefer. Doodle Pole


  • No previous experience or qualifications are required. Successful applicants receive full training and have access to staff support and mentoring.
  • We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Applicants must:

  • Be a minimum of 24 years of age;
  • Have some life experience;
  • Be fluent in English;
  • Be able to attend all training dates;
  • Have access to a good/secure internet/broadband service;
  • Have access to a secure/private space in which to take Helpline calls;
  • Commit to one shift per week (four shifts per month), embracing all the different Helpline shifts;
  • Commit to attending a monthly peer support meeting;
  • Be able to keep strict confidentiality about all aspects of the work and adhere to all GDPR requirements;
  • Take responsibility for timely submitting of required data;
  • Must live within a commutable distance of the SATU unit (SATU Only)
  • Commit to a minimum of two-years’ service to the DRCC volunteer programme;

Application Process

Please note that an application procedure is in place, which includes a one-to-one interview.

  • Applications can be submitted via the following link: https://forms.office.com/r/FquuaWnuUD
  • Closing date for applications: Friday 30th of September
  • Interviews will take place between Monday 3rd – Friday 7th of October.

All DRCC volunteers are subject to Garda vetting and reference check.

DRCC requests your permission to collect and store your data.

More information:

The Volunteer Services Department in conjunction with relevant personnel manages the recruitment, training, assessment and peer support of volunteers. If you would like to learn more about volunteering with the DRCC, please:

Vsit our website https://www.drcc.ie/get-involved/

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
4th Aug, 2022
Expiry Date
30th Sep, 2022