Rape Crisis Centres are frequently looking for empathetic women to work as volunteers who are crucial to rape crisis.
This could be directly working with sexual violence survivors, management teams or committees, women's awareness raising groups, fundraising, public activities and events.
There are many ways in which you can get involved and every centre will have their own ways of working with volunteers. In general you are usually required to be 18 years of age or older and be able to donate between 2 - 12 hours weekly, answering calls, helping with paperwork and responding to survivor needs.
Volunteers will usually be initially interviewed and then required to complete a specialised training programme.
Each group varies, some will request that volunteers commit to a minimum of six months, others one year volunteer service. Please contact your local group for specific details.
If you are interested in applying for work with or to volunteer for Rape Crisis you will need to contact your nearest centre direct to find out more information about their individual recruitment opportunities, as we donít carry that information centrally for each of our member centres.
Please do not send your CV to us as we do not have the capacity to respond to individual employment enquiries and will not open attachments.
You can find contact details for all our member groups on the centres search facility by clicking on the green 'Need Help' box, in the menu to the right hand side of this page.
what our volunteers say ...
"It's quite hard at times but incredibly rewarding".
"Can you imagine going to work and making a difference in someone's life? This is so important to so many women. It's the most important thing I've ever done and I have met many wonderful women. It's not always easy to pick up the phone because you never know what you are likely to hear. But it's paving the way to rebuilding someone's life".
"You just need to listen, that's the most precious gift you can give".
"If you had to phone a rape crisis centre wouldn't you want to talk to someone like yourself?"
"I've learned a lot but you can never know it all. The important thing is to be there".