Volunteering with our service

Interested in volunteering with us?

Want to be part of a dynamic passionate team dedicated to making a real difference within the local community and people’s lives?
Come and join the volunteer project.
Now recruiting new volunteers: contact vc@caew.or.uk

You may be interested in volunteering on a regular basis and joining our committed volunteer team. Full training provided and a range of opportunities on offer that includes:
1-1 emotional support for clients that have separated from their abusive partner.

Accompanying clients to court/housing etc appointments
Helping to run small support groups and other programmes.
Supporting outreach children’s worker.
Admin support.

What we look for in our volunteers:

  • We welcome volunteers over the age of 18 from a range of backgrounds, particularly those who have experience of DA (subject to adequate recovery time)
  • We value the skills gained caring for a family as well as through employment and other voluntary work.
  • You will need to demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality.
  • You must be reliable and have good listening skills.
  • You will need to support in an understanding and non-judgmental way.
  • Availability during office hours.

We welcome support and involvement of men, however, are unable to offer volunteer opportunities that involve direct 1-1 female contact, subject to section 7(2)(e) of the sex discrimination act (women only).

Alternatively, we are looking to extend and enhance our volunteer team by recruiting a group of people with passion and energy who would like to be involved, but for various reasons, cannot volunteer on a regular basis. This group (Friends of NSDAS) would be called on for support on an ad-hoc basis for example.

  • Help with community fundraising and DA awareness events.
  • Writing to possible funders, planning and helping on the day.
  • Knowledge of another language, help with translation in appointments etc.

What we can offer if you volunteer with NSDAS.

  • Ongoing training, giving you opportunity to gain new skills.
  • Regular 1-1 support.
  • Opportunity to increase self confidence and enhance future employment prospects.
  • Chance to meet new people and to get involved in and help tackle issues in the local community.
  • Out of pocket expenses reimbursed.

Volunteers accepted following interview, satisfactory references and a DBS check (depending on the role) and completion of an assessed induction training where necessary.

Contact Keily – Volunteer Co-ordinator
vc@caew.org.uk
01932 260680

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