Volunteering Opportunity: Rape Crisis, Bristol

11Mar09

Bristol can cast happy eyes forward to the summer knowing that a brand new rape crisis centre will be opening it’s doors.

The centre will launch with a telephone helpline and counselling service. “Longer term, we’ll also get involved in educating people on issues around assault,” says Natasha Mulvihill who chairs the organising body. “We’d like to talk about issues such as consent in schools and would also hope to provide resources for teachers.”

They’re in the process of appointing a centre manager and start training helpline volunteers in late April/early May.

This week, there are three introductory sessions in Bristol for volunteers – at Barton Hill Settlement from 7-9pm tomorrow night, at Bristol University’s Students Union building on Saturday from 2-4pm and next Tuesday from 7-9pm at the Southville Centre.

Natasha says: “Things do feel very positive. This time next year the position in Bristol will be so much better because we’ll have a Sarc and a rape crisis centre.”

For more information email info@bristolrapecrisis.org.uk

Full News story at This Is Bristol

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