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:

  • Providing emotional support for clients that have separated from their abusive partner.
  • Accompanying clients to appointments, such as court / housing meetings.
  • Helping to run small support groups and other programmes.
  • 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 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.

Our volunteer co-ordinator

Contact: Keily | Email: | Call: 01932 260680