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Volunteering

​Volunteers play a crucial role within Survivors' Network and we really appreciate and heavily rely on their contributions to our work with survivors​.

​By volunteering with us you will meet other highly committed ​individuals, make a difference to the lives of survivors and gain life-changing skills. You'll also get to see from the inside how charities work and whether you might like to make a career in the charity sector. We offer an internal training programme for volunteers specific to your role along with social and networking opportunities.

We welcome applications from all sectors of our diverse community and applications from BME, LB and T* women are particularly encouraged. We also welcome applications from ex-service users. However, in order to promote clients’ and volunteers’ self-care, we do not accept volunteer applications for volunteer-led and counselling services from individuals who are currently using or have used any of those services within the last 2 years.

 

 

Volunteer-led Services Volunteer

 

Our volunteer-led services are for self-identified women survivors and include a evening Drop-in and Helpline. Through these roles you will develop an in-depth knowledge of issues surrounding sexual violence and how to appropriately support women survivors of sexual violence and abuse. You will also gain valuable basic counselling and advocacy skills and join a team of committed and passionate women. We provide a comprehensive induction, ongoing support and access to specialist accredited training courses.

 

You are very welcome to apply to one or more of the roles, provided you are able to commit to the time and you fullfill the criteria specific to the chosen role/s (see application form for details). .

 

If your application is successful you will be invited to an informal interview and offered a training place, depending on availability. 

 

2018

Eastbourne Drop-in: We are currently recruiting for volunteers for our new women-only daytime drop-in in Eastbourne. Volunteers need to be self-identifying women aged 21 and over. If you have good listening skills, lots of empathy, a non-judgemental attitude, an interest in supporting survivors and can spare 3-6 hours a month on Thursdays please contact Liv or Katie for a copy of the application pack and form. No experience necessary as full in-house training is provided.

Closing date Friday 23rd November 2018. Interviews will be held on Thursday 6 December. 

Training dates are as follows: 10am-3pm Thursday 10th/17th/24th/31st January 2019 in Eastbourne. Trainees will need to attend all 4 days 
 

Applications to volunteer on our Brighton Drop-in/Helpline are open for the April intake. We recruit twice a year to ensure all volunteers receive full training before starting.

 

Drop-in and Helpline Volunteer (mornings and evenings): ​You will be working in a small team of volunteers offering emotional support and sign-posting to self-identifying women survivors (aged 14+) ​on the phone, email, text or face to face (Drop-in) and to supporters of any gender. We are looking for women who can volunteer for at least six hours a month on a long term basis for a minimum of a year. In order to apply for this role you will need to be able to volunteer for at least two of the shifts below, plus supervision one evening a month. The drop-in and helpline run predominantly in the evenings, however we run a daytime drop-in too.

 

Fundraising and Events Volunteer

We're planning a whole range of exciting events and fundraising challenges this year. If you're interested in helping us, and developing your events, marketing, social media and project management skills at the same time, then get in touch. Contact caitlin@survivorsnetwork.org.uk or call 01273 203 380 for more information.

 

Trustee - Join our Management Committee 

 

Survivors Network is a registered charity, based in Sussex, which aims to reduce sexual violence and its impact on survivors’ lives. We offer a range of services to survivors who have experienced any form of sexual violence.

 

We are fully accredited members of Rape Crisis England and Wales and are the Rape Crisis Centre for Sussex.

 

We’re actively looking for new trustees to join our dynamic and creative board of trustees at this exciting time of growth and development. Our board of trustees meets regularly, and is responsible for our strategic development, financial operations, and for ensuring we operate legally and meet Charity Commission requirements.

 

We’re particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who either:

- have experience of being a trustee of a small charity

- live or work in East Sussex

- are involved in the feminist movement in Sussex

 

However, we also welcome applications from anyone who is interested and can bring new skills and experience to our board.

 

To find out more download a recruitment pack and application form