Volunteer Support Team
GRASAC have an established group of fully trained volunteer support workers. Each receives accredited training in Understanding and Working with Sexual Violence. Volunteers give over 1,110 volunteer hours to Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre each year. The volunteer team staffs our helpline, and keeps in regular contact with survivors on our waiting list for face-to-face support.
Maggie Stewart joined us in September 2018 and is keen to support the organisation regionally, and more widely to influence policy makers in a positive way.
Service and Training Manager
Service and Training Manager, Magdalena, provides support to the Specialist Support Worker and ISVA teams and oversees the day to day running of the service. Magdalena also works with clients on a 1-1 basis and delivers training to schools and partner agencies and supports volunteers.
ISVA Team Leader
As well as holding a caseload Alison provides support to the Service and Training Manager and ISVA team ensuring quality of service delivery.
Specialist Support Work Team Leader
As well as holding a caseload Alice provides support to the Service and Training Manager and Specialist Support Worker team ensuring quality of service delivery.
Specialist Support Workers
We have three specialist support workers – Christina, Lizzie and Tammy – who give one-to-one therapeutic emotional support to survivors for up to 24 sessions, they also support GRASAC through delivery of group work.
Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA’s)
Maggie, Lucy, Molly and Kim work as Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA’s), providing advocacy and guidance to individuals affected by sexual violence. Sam, Rachael and Rachel works as our children and young persons Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) .
General Manager, Laura, keeps the Centre running smoothly, making contact with suppliers and supporters and keeping both staff and the public updated through social media. Laura also provides data for reports to our funders