Information about the role
What is the role?
Alongside your fellow volunteers, you will provide emotional support and practical information on the phone (Helpline) and face-to-face (Drop-in), to self-identifying women (aged 14+) who have experienced any form of sexual violence and abuse, at any point in their life. The Helpline is also open to supporters of any gender.
We offer safe, non-judgemental support, empathy and understanding to those who contact us and those who attend our Drop-in.
How old do I have to be?
Minimum Age: 21 years
How much time do I need to commit?
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, plus two hours monthly supervision. Supervision for volunteers on the Brighton-based service takes place at the following times: first Tuesday of every month, either 5.30-7.30pm or 7pm-9pm; second Tuesday of the month 5-7pm.
The Drop-in and Helpline run predominantly in the evenings, however, we run a Daytime Drop-in too on fortnightly Fridays at BMECP 10:30am-1:30pm. Our Eastbourne Drop-in runs fortnightly on Thursdays of each month, from 1.30pm – 3pm, at Bourne Out.