Volunteer your time
Volunteering for Solace can be immensely challenging but very rewarding and can provide an opportunity for you to learn new skills and develop existing ones whilst supporting vulnerable women and children in the capital who have experienced domestic or sexual violence. You will find a variety of volunteer opportunities at Solace Women’s Aid, across London and across our specialist services, from working directly with survivors to playing a key role in our central support services.
“Volunteering for Solace helped me develop a rich and varied set of skills and experience. I loved being part of an organisation where everyone is really committed to the work and I saw first hand that I could do something to help”
As a Volunteer you will be making a positive difference to our organisation in both the lives of the women and their children as well as the work of all our staff.
Volunteers bring with them a wealth of experience along with fresh perspectives and ideas that truly benefit our work. You will be given the opportunity to directly contribute to the decision making of the organisation through continual feedback and input.
We offer a variety of internal training opportunities for volunteers from domestic violence awareness training to courses specific to your role along with social and networking events.
Women only may apply for the majority of volunteer posts. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 applies. These volunteer posts are exempt from the rehabilitation of offenders act 1974 and subject to CRB checks.
Current Volunteer Roles
For more information about current volunteer roles please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the mailing list to receive monthly updates on current volunteer opportunities. Please note that our volunteer opportunities are open to women only. (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1).
Example volunteer roles
We need volunteers to assist the refuge workers with general administration tasks and to support the residents.
We need volunteers to organise and run play sessions with the children that live in the refuges.
We actively recruit qualified counsellors and counsellors in their final year of training to work with us providing emotional support to survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
We need reception volunteers to answer phone calls from clients, agencies and other staff as well as meeting service users that have come in for appointments.