Volunteer with IISARP

Nanaimo Family Life Association’s Indigenous-Informed Sexual Assault Responder Program is looking for compassionate, and supportive volunteers who believe in upholding dignity and inclusivity.
As a Volunteer Responder, you will provide practical and emotional support/crisis accompaniment for survivors at NRGH, focused on cultural safety, respect and dignity.
The IISARP Program, will serve Nanaimo and surrounding areas, providing trained responders to accompany survivors of sexual assault as they navigate being at the hospital, the examinations and other considerations, while ensuring cultural-safety, respect and dignity are at the forefront. This program is aligned with traditional Indigenous values, but is open to everyone. Responder accompaniment will be provided to all survivors of sexual assault(13+) and domestic violence who present at NRGH, no matter where they fall on the cultural or gender spectrum.
Our initial screening process for potential Responders consists of a brief electronic survey reviewing the fundamental requirements to accept an applicant. If the basic requirements meet your needs and availability, an interview will be scheduled once you’ve completed the survey.
Our next training will take place in Fall 2023. This is an intensive and powerful training process. It is designed to ensure volunteer responders are well trained and supported, so they can offer this invaluable service to survivors of sexual violence. Thank you for considering and applying to offer your contributions to our community.

Are You Interested in Becoming a Volunteer Responder? Get in touch using the contact information below.

For more information about IISARP contact:

Esther Charlie
Senior Program Coordinator
Phone: 250-327-9452/ toll-free 1-800-760-2126
Email: e_charlie@nflabc.org

Angela Turnbull
Program Assistant
Phone: (250) 754-3331 ext. 207
Email: a_turnbull@nflabc.org