Volunteer

Volunteer

Overview

Do you want to support survivors of sexual violence, develop your skills, and join a diverse group of like-minded people?

Our volunteers play a vital role in delivering our services to survivors of sexual violence, and we have a variety of volunteering opportunities (most don’t require any previous experience). We are looking for people who are committed to OSARCC’s vision of a world free from sexual violence, and who identify with our core values. We also look for potential volunteers to be good communicators, empathetic, and self-aware about their own support needs. In return, we can offer a supportive environment in which to develop new and transferable skills, and the opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives.

OSARCC is keen to ensure that those who volunteer with us represent the communities we serve, and we welcome applications from women and non-binary people recorded female at birth who are aged 18+.

All our volunteers are asked to complete our in-house training, which we deliver three times a year – our next training course starts in October 2022. If you’d like to be considered for this, please submit your application form by 15 September (see below for how to apply). Currently, much of our training is delivered remotely, via Zoom, and thus we require trainees to have internet access, a laptop/tablet and a quiet, private space in which you can take part in the training.


Listening services volunteers

We are looking for empathetic people with good active listening skills to provide emotional and practical support to survivors of sexual violence via our phone, email and text listening services. Full training will be provided, but volunteers must have good emotional awareness and communication skills.

We’re looking for volunteers who can regularly give their time during shifts on either Monday, Thursday & Sunday evenings, or Friday mornings. We expect volunteers to be able to do 2-4 shifts per month for a minimum of 18 months.

We are starting our next training programme for volunteers in October 2022 – if you would like to apply, please submit your application by 15 September 2022.

Click here to download our information pack: Information for Listening Service Volunteers. Please email volunteering@osarcc.org.uk with questions.

If you’d like to apply, please carefully read the info pack then complete the online form below.


Campaign volunteers

Are you looking for a varied and flexible volunteering opportunity supporting the vital work of OSARCC?

OSARCC are looking to recruit a strong team of campaign volunteers who are passionate about supporting survivors in Oxfordshire. As a campaign volunteer, you could:
• help with fundraising activities
• increase public awareness of sexual violence and promote the work of OSARC
• Get involved with our social media campaigns

We are starting our next training programme for volunteers in October 2022 – if you would like to apply, please submit your application by 15 September 2022.

Click here to download our information pack: Information for potential Campaign Volunteers.

If you have any questions do send an email to volunteering@osarcc.org.uk.

If you’d like to apply, please carefully read the Info pack for campaign volunteers then complete the online form below.


Counselling volunteers / Counselling placements

We are looking for counsellors to provide support through our counselling service. We will usually require counselling trainees to have gained 40 hours clinical experience in a supervised placement. However if you feel you have appropriate experience in another setting then please feel free to apply, explaining in your application how this experience impacts your counselling practice, and we will consider your application at our discretion. Full training in supporting survivors of sexual violence is provided; volunteers must be able to commit between 12-18 hours of time per month for at least 18 months. If you satisfy these criteria, there is also the possibility of helping to facilitate one of our support groups.

Please email volunteering@osarcc.org.uk with questions or download our information pack: Information for potential counselling volunteers. If you’d like to apply for any roles, please see the online form below.


Trustees

Trustees oversee OSARCC’s work and help ensure we meet our statutory obligations, as well as continue with our strategic growth.

Please keep an eye on this space for future opportunities as a trustee at OSARCC.

 

How to apply

For all our volunteering positions, please fill in the below form.

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