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.
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
Interested in volunteering? Get in touch.
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