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We are currently recruiting Helpline Volunteers.  Click here for further details about the role of a Helpline Volunteer and how to apply.  

SRASAC is pleased to offer a variety of volunteering opportunities for women (including those that self-identify as women). Volunteers from minority groups or LGBTQ+ communities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please note for all posts that It is an occupational requirement that the post holders are female, in line with the Equality Act 2010, schedule 9, part 1 and paragraph 1.

Volunteering opportunities currently include but are not limited to:

  •  Helpline support
  •  Office administration
  •  Campaigning/Raising Awareness of SRASAC and working towards ending Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)
  •  Fundraising

Enhanced DBS checks will be completed for both Helpline and Admin Volunteers.

Helpline Volunteer Recruitment

The Helpline offers confidential, non-judgemental supportive listening to survivors of rape and sexual abuse and signposts to other agencies, where appropriate. The Helpline also offers the same sort of non-judgemental support through our text and email service.

SRASAC will have 2 recruitment drives (March and July) each year for Helpline Volunteers.

March

  •  From the 1st of March to 31st March the Helpline volunteer application form will be accessible via our website. 
  •  We ask applicants for the Helpline to complete the application form along with the Diversity Monitoring and Disclosure of Convictions form and return to us at the email address stated by 5pm on the 31st of March.
  • All applicants will be contacted the following week (first week in April) via telephone to briefly discuss their application. Depending on suitability for the role applicants will be invited in for an informal interview/offered other volunteering opportunities within SRASAC or be advised to re-apply at a later date.
  •  Informal interviews will be held the second week in April at a city centre location.
  • If successful at interview stage applicants will be offered a place on SRASAC’s 8 week Helpline volunteer training course which will run throughout May and June with 3 hour sessions weekly. The course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to support callers to our Helpline.
  • On completion of the training course, applicants will agree dates with the Volunteer Coordinator for when they will be able to shadow existing volunteers on the Helpline, prior to taking calls themselves.

 July

  •  From the 1st of July to 31st August the Helpline volunteer application form will be accessible via our website. 
  •  We ask applicants for the Helpline to complete the application form along with the Diversity Monitoring and Disclosure          of Convictions form and return to us at the email address stated by 5pm on the 31st of August.
  •  All applicants will be contacted the following week (first week in September) via telephone to briefly discuss the   application. Depending on suitability for the role applicants will be invited in for an informal interview/offered other   volunteering opportunities within SRASAC or be advised to re-apply at a later date.
  •  Informal interviews will be held the second week in September at a city centre location.
  • If successful at interview stage applicants will be offered a place on SRASAC’s 8 week Helpline volunteer training course which will run throughout October and November with 3 hour sessions weekly. The course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to support callers to our Helpline.
  • On completion of the training course, applicants will agree dates with the Volunteer Coordinator for when they will be able to shadow existing volunteers on the Helpline, prior to taking calls themselves.

Office Administration

Office administration can include but is not limited to:

  • Updating existing documents.
  • Inputting referrals.
  • Scanning documents onto the system.
  • Filing.

SRASAC will have 2 recruitment drives (May and October) each year for admin volunteers.

May

  •  From the 1st of May to 31st May the volunteer application form will be accessible via our website.  
  •  We ask applicants to complete the application form along with the Diversity Monitoring and Disclosure of Convictions   form and return to us at the email address stated by 5pm on the 31st of May.
  • All applicants will be contacted the following week (first week in June) via telephone to briefly discuss their application. Depending on suitability for the role applicants will be invited in for an informal interview/offered other volunteering opportunities within SRASAC or be advised to re-apply at a later date.
  • Informal interviews will be held the second week in June at a city centre location.
  • If successful at interview stage, we will agree a suitable date to come into the office and shadow existing admin staff/volunteers. 

 October

  •  From the 1st of October to 31st October the volunteer application form will be accessible via our website.  
  •  We ask applicants to complete the application form along with the Diversity Monitoring and Disclosure of Convictions     form and return to us at the email address stated by 5pm on the 31st of October.
  • All applicants will be contacted the following week (first week in November) via telephone to briefly discuss their application. Depending on suitability for the role applicants will be invited in for an informal interview/offered other volunteering opportunities within SRASAC or be advised to re-apply at a later date.
  •  Informal interviews will be held the second week in November at a city centre location.
  • If successful at interview stage, we will agree a suitable date to come into the office and shadow existing admin staff/volunteers. 

 Campaigning & Fundraising

 If you are interested in supporting SRASAC with fundraising/campaigning please contact our Volunteer Coordinator for an   informal chat.   

Please be aware that the dates given are subject to change.

What we offer you:

SRASAC commits to provide you with:

  • Initial training to prepare you for the role.
  • Further training opportunities.
  • Opportunity to develop your skills.
  • Support and supervision from the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Regular meetings with other Volunteers for mutual support.
  • Being a part of our supportive team.
  • Out of pocket expenses.
  • A safe working environment.
  • Confidentiality about you.
  • A commitment to resolve fairly any difficulties you may have.
  • The opportunity to make a real difference to people who need our services.
  • Our thanks and appreciation for Volunteering with us.

if you would like further details on any of our Volunteer positions, please read all of the information on this page and then   contact our Volunteer Coordinator – Tara Zindani.

Tel: 0114 2412766

Email: tara@srasac.org.uk

What our Clients say:

 Everyone I’ve spoken to has always sounded so warm and friendly. I really appreciated that no questions about my assault were asked over the phone, it felt like I didn’t have to qualify for help.
 Awesome! I didn’t intend to call and talk or get upset but I did. I had called for information but I just broke down and the lady on the phone just stayed with me. She let me be upset, cry, explain, be quiet, be distressed and she just listened. There was no pressure to talk or anything. She just reassured me that it was ok and that I could access the service, that I was allowed. That I deserved help even if I didn’t believe it. She was there and I felt less alone for a while. I felt understood and cared for.

 

 

What our Volunteers say:

The Helpline training was exceptional and I have learnt so much. I feel confident in my new role as a Helpline Volunteer.
I’m really looking forward to being a part of SRASAC. Everyone I’ve met has been knowledgeable, passionate and friendly.