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?
We have a number of volunteering opportunities within the organisation and are currently recruiting for our Spring 2020 training (the deadline for applications is midnight on the 1st March 2020) – please see below for more details.
Listening services volunteers (Evenings; East Oxford)
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 evenings per month for a minimum of 18 months.
SEE Project volunteers (Daytime; East Oxford, with travel around Oxfordshire)
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.
Counselling volunteers / Counselling placements (Daytime; East Oxford)
We are looking for qualified counsellors or those currently completing a diploma-level or equivalent qualification to provide support through our face-to-face counselling service. Full training in supporting survivors of sexual violence is provided, but volunteers must have at least 30 hours’ worth of supervised client work experience and 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.
Fundraising volunteers (Anytime; across Oxfordshire)
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.