Much of the work at the Crisis Centre is accomplished by the volunteers. They man the 24-hour Hotline after working hours and at weekends and holidays and provide support for victims of rape and domestic violence. Our volunteers also organize fund raising activities and exhibitions and provide cover at functions at which the Centre is invited to participate.
The Centre could not offer all the services available if it were not for the volunteers.
The year 2001 was designated the "International Year of the Volunteer" and the Crisis Centre was delighted to celebrate this event at a reception at Government House where His Excellency the Governor General, Sir Orville Turnquest and Lady Turnquest graciously received and acknowledged the volunteers.
Rosella Armbrister, one of our most dedicated and long-standing volunteers, was voted by her peers "Volunteer of the Year" and was presented with a gift and plaque as a token of appreciation. Those volunteers who had given more than five years of service to the Centre were presented with certificates.
Each year new volunteers are trained and become part of the vibrant team offering support to those persons experiencing family problems and abuse.
Thanks to all of our volunteers as you continue to assist in the sensitization of the community to the devastating effects of all forms of abuse!