Volunteers are an essential part SARSAS and they provide thousands of hours of crucial support to survivors every year. We value our Volunteer Support Workers and to show our appreciation we provide many additional training opportunities, away days, and monthly group clinical supervision. We also understand that for some Volunteer Support Workers volunteering with us is a stepping stone on their journey into a career in this area and we try to support their progression as much as possible.

You don’t necessarily need to have experience of support work or working with sexual violence to volunteer with us – your personal qualities, views and ability to support survivors is what is important. Our training is comprehensive and will equip you with the knowledge to build on your skills and experience.

For more information on volunteering at SARSAS, download our Frequently Asked Questions.

We are currently recruiting:

Helpline Volunteer Support Workers

SARSAS provides specialist support for people who have experienced rape, or any kind of sexual assault or abuse at any time in their lives.  We offer a helpline, one-to-one support sessions, counselling and e-support.

We are no current recruiting for Helpline Volunteer Support Workers to answer calls on the SARSAS helplines providing emotional support and signposting information but will be in Autumn.

Fundraising Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for passionate and committed people who can work alongside our Fundraising and Events Manager to set up events that raise our profile and generate vital funds to support our services. We are looking for people who have good communication and organisational skills and want to make a difference to those affected by sexual violence at any time of their lives. SARSAS values diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.

We are recruiting:

Volunteer Fundraising Ambassadors who can help to both raise vital funds and raise awareness for our cause. Our Volunteer Fundraising Ambassadors play a key role in representing SARSAS at local events and functions, speaking with passion about our work and the importance of fundraising to deliver our services.

Volunteer Fundraisers who would like to be part of a fast growing and vibrant organisation and who are passionate about raising funds for our cause. Our Volunteer Fundraisers will help plan and deliver exciting and varied fundraising events, from arts and craft sales to zip slides and anything in-between.

Training will be provided for both of the roles.

Now is an exciting time to be joining our growing organisation. If you would like to find out more about SARSAS, email fundraising@sarsas.org.uk or download a role description and application form below.

SARSAS Introductory Letter

Volunteer Fundraising Ambassador Role Description

Volunteer Fundraiser Role Description

SARSAS Volunteer Application Form

Apply to volunteer@sarsas.org.uk

Treasurer required to join our dynamic, women-led organisation

We are looking for a woman who can offer 36 hours a year of their time to help us with governing a forward thinking, women-led organisation.   We are specifically looking for women* who have experience and interest in the following areas:

A treasurer with a background in finance and accounting

We are a specialist support service for people in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset, or South Gloucestershire, who have experienced any form of sexual violence, at any point in their lives.

We offer a confidential helpline, regular support sessions, counselling, and email support to individuals.  We offer training and advice to professionals.  SARSAS also supports the friends and family of people affected by sexual violence.

Our Board of Trustees are a vital part of SARSAS, bringing their considerable experience and skills along with real enthusiasm and commitment to this crucial role.

The Board of Trustees meet on the first Thursday of every other month between 6.00pm – 8.30pm in Bristol City Centre.  Attendance at ad hoc meetings can also be required and reading of all board materials before meetings is expected. All out-of-pocket expenses, including childcare and travel costs, are reimbursed.

SARSAS encourages applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly welcoming  applications from candidates from BAME backgrounds as they are under-represented within our team.

You will be joining at an exciting stage as the organisation continues on our journey of growth and transformation. If you have the skills, experience and qualities and are committed to contributing to the governance of one of the largest specialist sexual violence charities in the South West, then please apply via the details below.

If you would like to speak to someone about this opportunity please call the Bristol Office and ask to speak to Claire Bloor on 0117 929 9556 or e mail info@sarsas.org.uk You can download an application pack for this role here: Trustee Application Pack: Treasurer

*The nature of the work undertaken means that this invitation is for women-only and exempt under Schedule 9 Part 1 Equalities Act 2010

Charity Registered in England No. 1126682   Company No 6738639

Want to talk?

Women and girls

0808 801 0456

Mon & Fri 11am – 2pm,
Tue, Wed and Thu 6pm – 8:30pm

Men and boys

0808 801 0464

Mon & Fri 11am – 2pm,
Tue 6pm – 8:30pm

What to expect when you call

Want to talk?

Women and girls

0808 801 0456

Mon & Fri 11am – 2pm,
Tue, Wed and Thu 6pm – 8:30pm

Men and boys

0808 801 0464

Mon & Fri 11am – 2pm,
Tue 6pm – 8:30pm

What to expect when you call

Interested in volunteering? Get in touch.

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