Volunteering and other ways to help

 

Our volunteers are a very valuable part of our organisation and functioning as a service would be difficult without them. 

All volunteers invited to work with the Centre must have successfully completed our initial training irrespective of prior experience or counselling qualification.

Who can volunteer?
RSACC operates a policy of equal opportunities and welcomes applications to volunteer from women from all walks of life. We only accept applications from females due to the sensitive nature of our work and the fact that the overwhelming majority of our callers are women who only want to speak to another female. We require volunteers to be aged over 18.

What is involved?

All our volunteers complete the same training, but their contribution is individual based on their skills and interests. Everyone is trained to work on our support line, and on top of this volunteers can also get involved in other ways for example if they have counselling qualifications or are interested in helping us with fundraising or admin.

How do I take the first step to becoming a volunteer?
We are not currently recruiting for counselling or helpine volunteers.  Our next cohort is expected to be in 2017.

Please contact the Centre on 01325 354119 or email: joy@rsacc-thecentre.org.uk if at any stage you have worries or questions about the process.

If you are interested in becoming a trustee please contact debbie@rsacc-thecentre.org.uk

What we offer you?
- Comprehensive training.

- A supportive environment in which to develop
  new skills.
- Challenging but rewarding experiences.
- Access to a professional supervisor as part of our
  Volunteer care provision.
- Access to ongoing training. 

What we ask of you? 
We ask for a minimum commitment of approximately 10 hours per month.

DBS Checks
As we work with vulnerable people, we require volunteers to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Scheme check. Should you have a criminal record it will not automatically prevent you from volunteering with us and any arrangements made to accommodate this fact will depend on the offence.

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