Volunteer with us

Could you be a part of our diverse, inspiring, vibrant and motivated team making a positive contribution to rebuilding the lives of women and children? At Solace we provide excellent volunteer opportunities to be a part of a leading domestic and sexual violence charity in London, which offers a great range of benefits. Volunteers can get involved in our specialist services from working directly with survivors to playing key roles in our central support services. Volunteering is a fantastic way to gain skills and working experience, and there is lots of training on offer so you can learn and develop. So stand with us and volunteer to help create safe lives and strong futures in our community.

How do you become a volunteer with Solace?

Any new volunteering position will be advertised below. You need to complete an application form identifying skills you have that you might bring to the role and a personal statement. The personal statement is a chance for you to talk about why you would like to volunteer with us, why you think you would be a good fit for the role and any experience you have from relevant work (paid or unpaid). 


The team that is recruiting a volunteer will then draw up a shortlist and call those applicants to interview. After the interviews, we will let you know either way and offer feedback to everyone who interviewed. When you accept a volunteering position, we will then onboard you into Solace, which involves providing two references, doing a DBS check, and attending induction training. The training will give you an overview of the work Solace undertakes and an introduction to VAWG (Violence Against Women and Girls). 

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Current Volunteering Opportunities

Training Volunteer

Location
Remote
Closing date
This is an exciting opportunity to work remotely with Solace. We are looking for an organised and efficient volunteer to support our pan-London training programme.
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Volunteer Family Support Worker

Location
Islington
Closing date
You will be assisting the family support worker at Islington refuges providing administrative duties, supporting women to attend appointments, draw up activity timetables, researching local activities, resources and services, running in-house activities, keep records of all activities, making contact with women via telephone, Assisting on external trips and activities with families. You may be working across two sites.
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Refuge Administration Support Worker Volunteer

Location
Islington
Closing date
This is a great opportunity to join busy team in a varied role. The Refuge Administration Support Worker Volunteer will support the day to day running of the Refuge and gain experience across a wide range of skills.
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Young Person's Volunteer

Location
Islington Head Office
Closing date
This is an exciting opportunity to volunteer with the Islington SASS team. The volunteer with be working closely with the Children’s IDVA, to provide support with admin and casework.
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Volunteer Staff Counsellor

Location
Across London (Mixed Delivery of remote and in person sessions)
Closing date
This is an exciting chance to join Solace's Wellbeing Team as a Volunteer Staff Counsellor. The ideal candidate will be either a fully qualified counsellor or a trainee counsellor in final years of qualification with some clinical hours & experience.
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