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Volunteer-led Services Volunteer

Join our committed and passionate team of women in supporting survivors through our volunteer-led services.

Volunteering with our helpline, email support and/or group work will help you to develop an in-depth knowledge of issues surrounding sexual violence and how to appropriately support survivors of sexual violence and abuse.

You will gain valuable listening and communication skills and join a team of committed and passionate women. We provide a comprehensive induction, ongoing training, support from your line manager and other SN staff plus monthly group clinical supervision.

Volunteers must be over 21 years old and self-identifying women.

We are not currently recruiting volunteers. Please check our News Page for updates. 

If you have any questions you can contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator, Katie, on dropin@survivorsnetwork.org.uk or by calling the office on 01273 203380.

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We have an Information Pack for further information about this role, including the Person Specification.

Information about the role

What is the role?

Alongside your fellow volunteers, you will provide emotional support and practical information on the phone (Helpline) to survivors & supporters of any gender aged 14+, and face-to-face (groupwork) to self-identifying women aged 14+ who have experienced any form of sexual violence and abuse, at any point in their life.

We offer safe, non-judgemental support, empathy and understanding to those who contact us and those who attend our groupwork.

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 takes place online on the first Tuesday of every month at 7pm, and our Volunteer Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month 6.30pm.

Groupwork and the Helpline run in the daytime and in the evenings.

Volunteer with Survivors’ Network

Hear from some of our volunteers about what it is like to volunteer in our Drop-in.