Volunteer

Volunteer

Overview

Are you an empathetic, empowered woman who wants to support survivors of sexual violence, develop your skills, and join a diverse group of like-minded women?

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 women 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 the women who volunteer with us represent the communities we serve, and we welcome applications from women 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. If you’d like to be considered for this, please submit your application form by 30 September (see below for how to apply). Currently, 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 women with good active listening skills to provide emotional and practical support to survivors of sexual violence via our phone, email and text listening services. No previous experience is required as full training will be provided, but volunteers must have good emotional awareness and communication skills, and be able to commit 3-5 shifts per month for a minimum of 18 months.

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


SEE Project volunteers

We are looking for engaging and approachable women to deliver consent workshops in secondary schools across Oxfordshire, as part of our SEE Project supporting young survivors. No previous experience is required as full training will be provided, but volunteers must have good communication skills, an interest in working with young people, and be able to commit to at least one workshop per month for a minimum of one year.

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


Counselling volunteers / Counselling placements

We are looking for qualified counsellors to provide support through our counselling service. 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 click here to download our information pack. OSARCC Information for Volunteers If you’d like to apply for any roles, please see the online form below.


Fundraising volunteers

We are looking for engaging and organised women to support our fundraising and awareness-raising activities, which are essential to maintain the delivery of our services and ensure as many survivors as possible know how to access them. No previous experience is required as full training will be provided, but volunteers must be confident communicators as well as proactive at planning and running their own events in conjunction with the staff team. Hours are flexible but we ask that volunteers commit to at least three hours on average per week for a minimum of one year.

Please email volunteering@osarcc.org.uk with questions or click here to download our information pack. OSARCC Information for 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 email volunteering@osarcc.org.uk with questions about this role.

How to apply?

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

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