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 fulfil 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.
Applications to volunteer on our Brighton Drop-in/Helpline are open for the April 2019 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.