Volunteers have a crucial role in our organisation – they give their time, energy, knowledge, skills and experience, to help us deliver life-changing support to survivors across Sussex.
In return they get the opportunity to build community, make a difference to the lives of survivors and gain skills and experience within the sector. We also provide them with an internal training programme specific to their role, regular clinical supervision, and social and networking opportunities.
Just like with our staff team, we want to build a diverse and inclusive community of volunteers, whose intersecting identities, abilities and lived experiences are acknowledged, welcomed, and celebrated in the organisation.
We know that this is an ongoing practice of reflection, learning and action. As part of this practice, we particularly welcome applications from people from communities that are currently underrepresented in our team and the sector more broadly, including:
- People who are aged over 45 years old
- People who are disabled/have a disability(ies)
- People Who Experience Racism (PWER)
- People with LGBTQ+ identities
- People who experience multiple forms of marginalisation
We also welcome applications from ex-service users. Please be aware that in order to protect, preserve and promote the wellbeing of all current and previous service users, we do not accept Volunteer Services Volunteer applications from individuals who are currently using or have used our services within the last 2 years.