Volunteer Helpline Support Workers Needed

Could you support someone with warmth, empathy and without judgement?

Are you a good listener who understands the importance of confidentiality?

We have volunteer opportunities for women 18+ to provide emotional support on our telephone helpline to women and girls who have experienced rape, sexual assault or sexual abuse at any time in their lives. Our specialist, accredited training will commence in March.  We provide opportunities for continuing professional development, structured support and reimburse travel expenses.  We ask for a minimum commitment to cover two shifts a month. Would you like to join a vibrant team of friendly women giving their time to support survivors? 

Please get in touch for more details: julia@glosrasac.org.uk.

To become a volunteer at GRASAC you must be:

·         Aged 18 years or over.

·         Be willing to undergo a DBS (enhanced CRB) check.

·         Provide two referees.

·         Able to attend all the training dates

·         Willing to attend support, supervision and ongoing training and development sessions


Members of the Board of Trustees:

GRASAC is governed by women who volunteer their time, skills and knowledge to ensure the safe, effective and sustainable running of the organisation. Trustees are inducted onto the committee over several months with guidance from the Chair. GRASAC’s committee meets on an evening once a month, and offer advice, guidance and other skills as and when the organisation requires.

GRASAC particularly welcomes applications from women with experience of working within the violence against women and girls sector (although this is not necessary). We would especially welcome applications from women who have legal expertise and women who have media experience and knowledge, although we will be happy to take applications from women whose skill set is outside of these areas.



** Please note GRASAC is committed to recruiting volunteers in a manner which promotes equality of opportunity, is open and fair and results in a high quality of people volunteering for us. We actively seek volunteers from all sections of Gloucestershire’s communities and strive to be representative of the people we serve