Interested in Volunteering?

Want to be part of a dynamic, passionate team dedicated to making a real difference within the local community and to people's lives? 

 

 

You may be interested in volunteering on a regular basis and joining our committed Volunteer team.  We provide training and there are a range of ways to get involved including: 

  • 1:1 befriending of people who have separated from their abusive partners

  • Accompanying survivors to appointments such as court 

  • Helping to run a Support Group or Programme ​

  • Supporting our Children's Outreach Worker with groups and activities

What are we looking for in a Volunteer?
  • We welcome *volunteers, aged 18 and over, from a range of backgrounds, particularly those who have personal experience of domestic abuse (subject to adequate recovery time)

  • We value the skills gained through life  as well as through employment and other voluntary work

  • You need to understand the importance of confidentiality and discretion 

  • You must be reliable and have good listening skills

  • You will need to support survivors in an understanding and non-judgemental way

  • We are always looking for volunteers who have a clean drivers licence and access to a car or even a van! 

 

We welcome the support and involvement of men however we are unable to offer volunteering opportunities to men that involve direct female client contact.

 

*Subject to Section 7(2)(e) of the Sex Discrimination Act (Women Only).

​Ad-Hoc Volunteers 

We would love to welcome more Volunteers to the team who would like to be involved but, for various reasons, cannot volunteer on a regular basis.  This group (Friends of ESDAS) would be called on for support on an ad-hoc basis for example:

  • Technical help such as Administration, IT, Graphic Design, PR and Marketing

  • Come up with fundraising ideas and support and organise community fundraising events 

  • Raise awareness of ESDAS by introducing the charity to local groups, business and organisations 

  • Can you speak another language? Having volunteers who can translate is very important to us and ensures we can help all members of our community

This is not an exhaustive list!​

What can we offer you if you volunteer with ESDAS?
  • Relevant ongoing training giving you the opportunity to gain new skills

  • Regular 1:1 support from the Volunteer Manager

  • Enhance your employability and confidence 

  • Meet new people and help tackle issues in the local community

  • Out of pocket expenses reimbursed.

Volunteers are accepted following an informal interview, satisfactory references and DBS check (depending on role) and completion of the Induction Training Course.

All regular Volunteers who support clients directly are required to attend a 2-day training induction programme relating to domestic abuse awareness, safeguarding and health & safety.  

 

We are not currently recruiting Volunteers but when we do, the Volunteer Induction dates will be advertised on our website.

To find out more contact Anne our Volunteer Manager on 01737 771350 or anne@esdas.org.uk

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What a desperate shame that ESDAS is needed but what an amazing thing that there are people working so hard to help others.

A Survivor