Volunteering for Safer
We rely on the goodwill of dedicated individuals to continue our work to support survivors of domestic abuse.
We would not be able to continue to deliver our life changing services without the support and dedication of volunteers. We welcome and value volunteers’ involvement and appreciate the contribution they make in supporting individuals escaping domestic violence. Our volunteers bring skills, experience, energy, enthusiasm and commitment to Safer. Volunteering can make a difference in your life too, letting you meet new people and learn new skills.
Your contribution makes a huge difference when you offer your services as a volunteer. There are a number of ways in which you can volunteer for Refuge, helping to create a world free from domestic violence.
If you have any questions about volunteering or would like to volunteer please email email@example.com or complete the contact form below.
Safer is committed to quality, equality and diversity. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment and applies to both volunteers and paid staff.
What we offer our volunteers
- Opportunities to contribute to the work of the leading specialist domestic violence organisation
- An opportunity to develop skills and experience in a particular area such as fundraising and communications
- Training and support
- An opportunity for development
What we expect from our volunteers
- A minimum commitment of at least six months, we welcome volunteers who can stay for longer
- A commitment to our values
The Refuge supports women and their children who need emergency accomodation. Due to the type of accomodation we can only take women as volunteers to provide cover at this time.
An overnight session is from 8pm until 8am and a single bedroom is available for the volunteer. They are able to chat with the women and children and help with various issues and new arrivals.
We also sometimes need cover during the day and at weekends.
This is an enjoyable role directly helping women and children escaping domestic abuse. Training is provided and a DBS check would be required.
If you are interested in this type of volunteering please contact Safer using the form below.
If you are a counsellor and would like to provide moving on counselling to survivors of historic abuse we would love to hear from you.
We have a friendly group of supportive councellors who offer a free service to people referred to them. Safer provides premises to meet clients and cousellors get together for supervision and support on regular basis. A DBS check will be required.
From time to time we need help working with children who have experienced domestic abuse. This might be helping organise events or woring with groups of children supporting the Children and Young Person’s Independant Domestic Violence Advisor (KIDVA).
If you enjoy working with young people there may be opportunities to help out. A DBS check would be required.
If you are interested in this type of volunteering please complete the contact form below and we will get back to you.
If you are interested in other voluntary roles whether it is becoming a Board member or providing some administrative support or providing expertise pro bono please do not hesitate to contact us either by phoning 721999 or by completing the contact form below and we will get back to you.
If you are a keen fundraiser then the Friends of Safer would love to hear from you. Click here for more information on the Friends of Safer.