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 Domestic Abuse (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.
- Subject to section 7 (2)(e) of the Sex Discrimination Act volunteers are women only.
Other Volunteering Opportunities at NSDAS
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. These volunteers would be called on for support on an ad-hoc basis, for example:
- Help with community fundraising and Domestic Abuse awareness events.
- Planning and helping on the day of an event.
- 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 will be accepted following interview, satisfactory references and a DBS check (depending on the role) and completion of an assessed induction training where necessary.