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Psychological Support Team with the Galway Rape Crisis Centre


Psychological Support Team with the Galway Rape Crisis Centre

Galway Rape Crisis Centre


At a Glance

  • Start Date:01/01/2023
  • End Date:22/09/2023
  • Closing date:01/09/2028
  • Post Updated:01/09/2023
  • Min Hours:3 Times a month
  • Role Type:Listening

Requirements:Aged 25 years and upwards Fluent English



Our team of Psychological Supports provide much-needed advocacy and psychological support to survivors in the aftermath of a sexual assault or rape.

This is a 24/7 call-out service provided by Galway Rape Crisis Centre within the Galway Sexual Assault Treatment Unit.

As a Psychological Support Team member, you will be on call 3 times per month and commit to a minimum of 2-year service.

Please note that the role of the Psychological Supporter is NOT a counselling role but one of providing crucial advocacy and psychological support.

This service would not exist without the incredible Volunteers that give so freely of their valuable time.

Would you like to be a part of our dynamic team whilst receiving excellent training, support and supervision?

Full Training, which includes all the theory and practise required for the role.

  • There is a strong emphasis on personal development throughout the training and within the role.
  • Monthly Supervision and ongoing support from the Psychological Support  Team Manager
  • Out-of-pocket expenses whilst attending a case.
  • On-going training opportunities.
  • The opportunity to make a difference and to be part of an organisation made up of dynamic and passionate individuals who provide a much-needed service for Galway and surrounding counties.


Who are we looking to volunteer:

We are looking for volunteers aged 25 years and upwards to support and advocate for survivors in the aftermath of a sexual assault or rape.

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position which will be processed with you after you apply.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

  • Available to commit to 100% of Training Dates.
  • Open to self-reflection and group work process.
  • Living within a 40-minute drive from Galway City centre.
  • Able to commit for a minimum of 2 years (3 times per month on the roster) after successful completion of the training process.

Skills required for this role:

  • Empathic, non-judgemental, respectful, committed to the role and reliable.
  • Good listeners with good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Willing to follow guidelines and represent the GRCC in a positive manner.
  • Computer literate.
  • Able to work as part of a team.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Days: Monday – Sunday Time: 9.30 – 17.30 or 17.30 – 9.30

Minimum time commitment per week:
3 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Application form, references, informal interview. If you have any questions about this role please feel free to log on to where you will find all the information and application form under the the drop down Get Involved ~ Volunteer or email


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Sarahjane Grennan

Address: Galway Rape Crisis Centre , The Lodge, Foster Court Galway.


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