Helpline Volunteer (North London Rape Crisis)

Location
WFH/Islington
Closing date
Hours
3 x 4 hr shifts + 1 clinical supervision session (1.5hrs) per month.
Interview date

North London Rape Crisis 

Our purpose is to respond to sexual violence against women and girls by offering them high-quality and specialised support after the trauma of sexual violence. We are looking for empathetic and passionate volunteers to support our helpline. 

We are looking for volunteers to help us provide emotional support and  practical  information  to  survivors  of  sexual  violence, and those supporting them.   

Volunteers will receive 8 sessions of training to prepare them for this role and be expected to commit to 1 year of volunteering of 3 shifts a month. 

We also need administration support which will be provided within this role, but also available as a separate role if interested. 

Skills and Qualifications Required: 

Empathetic and non-judgemental 

Excellent listening skills 

Organised 

A willingness to learn about the impact of sexual violence on survivors 

IT skills (excel) 

A commitment to Solace’s feminist values. 

Training Opportunities: Volunteers will be able to access Solace Women’s Aid’s induction and internal volunteer training programme. Full support will be given to help volunteers understand and carry out any aspect of the role as appropriate. Once a volunteer has completed 6 months of volunteers they will have the opportunity to complete an accredited Level 2/3 Award in Preventing and Tackling Domestic Violence & Sexual Violence. 

Commitment: Minimum 3 shifts per month (14 hours) 

Duration: Minimum 12 months 

How to apply

Please read the Volunteer Role Description before you attempt to fill out the application form.

Please complete the Volunteer Application Form and ensure you clearly state the role you are applying for.

Please complete the Volunteer Equality Monitoring Form.

Send the completed Application Form & Monitoring Form along with your current CV to [email protected].

Please note that our volunteer opportunities are open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1), and that these volunteer roles are exempt from the rehabilitation of offenders act 1974 and subject to enhanced DBS checks where applicable.

Applications which are incomplete will not be reviewed. All our roles are during office hours only unless stated otherwise.