It’s Volunteer Week from 1-7 June and it’s a chance to say a huge thank you to the incredible volunteers at SARSAS.

To the wonderful volunteers on the SARSAS Helpline, our volunteer counsellors, the One-to-One volunteer team, plus our amazing admin volunteers and our fabulous Board of Trustees; a heartfelt thank you!

We are so grateful for the time, compassion and energy that you give across the organisation, allowing us to provide life changing support to survivors of sexual violence because of your generous commitment.

To those directly supporting survivors that have experienced the devastating impacts and trauma associated with an experience of sexual violence, we constantly receive beautiful feedback about the impact that your volunteering has. Survivors reiterate how they feel believed and understood by you and that this support is a ‘life-line’. One survivor described how “Talking to SARSAS is like a cuddle for your brain!” Thank you for bringing your empathy, passion and commitment to this work.

To the incredible women that support us through administration and the Board, SARSAS functions so well because of your contribution. Thank you for brining your passion, intellect and insight to this and devoting hours to shape our work.

I know that  the support you all give to SARSAS is in addition to many other things that you do including careers, family and other volunteering roles and I am so appreciative of the contribution you make to SARSAS – we could not do it without you!

Thank you all phenomenal women!

Claire Bloor