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“There just aren’t enough hours in the day,” is a phrase we mutter far too often. It feels like we are busier than ever and the pressure to have a lively social life can sometimes take over, resulting in you attending every social event you’re invited to.

Finding the perfect balance is tricky, but it can be worth it and extremely necessary. One thing we should all try to do more of is volunteering.

Volunteering is the perfect way of giving back to those in need. The Me Too movement showed us just how many women suffer from sexual assault on a daily basis. As women we should try to support one another in whatever way we can.

If you’re hoping to volunteer then one very important Irish charity could do with a helping hand. The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre have issued a call for volunteers.

They need people, who are over the age of 25, to help with their 24-hour helpline. They are also looking for people to assist victims on visits to court, Garda stations and hospitals.

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre explained that volunteers are extremely valuable to their service. In 2016, their 99 volunteers accompanied over 260 survivors of sexual violence to sexual assault treatment units, to court and Garda stations.

Volunteers will be given extensive training by the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre team.

If you want to find out more about volunteering you can call 01 6614911 or email the organisation.

Visit their website for more information on how you can donate and support the hard-working organisation.




The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, which is based on Lower Leeson Street, has made its annual appeal for volunteers.

The organisation, which has been a fixture in the city for almost 40 years, seeks to heal the trauma of rape and other forms of sexual violence through its counselling, accompaniment and referral services.

Receiving approximately 1,000 calls a month to their helpline, the organisation is currently seeking volunteers to train as Telephone Counsellors, who will assist staff with the 24-hour service, as well as Support Personnel who will attend the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit in the Rotunda Hospital.

The DRCC has confirmed that their volunteers, who 'come from every walk of life', will be provided with the required training to fulfil the organisation's mission.

"No previous experience or training in this field is required as full training will be given to selected applicants," reads their statement.

Willing candidates, who must be at least 25-years-old and live in the Dublin area, are required to apply by Friday February 16.

You can learn more right here.