Volunteers are central to Ta’ir’s support services.
Volunteers at Ta’ir: operate the hotline, meet with survivors one-on-one for support and guidance, and accompany survivors in legal procedures as well as to public services (hospitals, national insurance committees, etc.).
Ta’ir’s hotline is operated by volunteers 24 hours a day, year-round. Volunteers on the hotline are trained to provide support that is non-judgmental, ensuring anonymity, and tailored to the needs and desires the survivor expresses.
Each volunteer is committed to an average of 5 hours of volunteer work per week on the hotline.
Throughout the year, volunteers receive personal and group guidance, as well as a continuing training program integrating lectures about sexual violence from several angles (sociological, legal, therapeutic, etc.).
To become a volunteer at Ta’ir one is required to undergo a selective training course lasting six months. The next course will begin in the fall of 2016. Participation in the course entails a cost of 600 NIS.
The volunteer training course covers the following topics: gender equality as part of humanism; myths about sexual violence; sexual violence in childhood and incest; post-traumatic stress syndrome and the consequences of sexual violence; secrecy and loneliness; principles and techniques for emotional support through the hotline; the police and the law regarding rape and sexual assault; and sexual assault of men and boys. The course integrates multiple sessions of simulation and practice, to teach and instill tools for contending with the different situations volunteers may encounter throughout their volunteer work on the hotline.
To join the volunteer training course:
- Fill out the attached questionnaire for volunteer course candidates, and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Coordinator of Volunteer Services collects the questionnaires, and contacts candidates to schedule an acquaintance meeting. To download the questionnaire, press here.
- Candidates found ready and fitting are invited to participate in a group assessment meeting, followed by an interview.
- Candidates found ready and fitting join the volunteer training course, during which both the candidate and Ta’ir consider the suitability of the candidate for volunteering at Ta’ir and becoming a member of the NGO.
We invite you to take part in meaningful work.
For further details about the coming volunteer training course: Coordinator of Support and Volunteer Services – 08-9496024.