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? 

If you would like to make a real difference to the lives of women and girls and would like to be part of this professional organisation then please come along to our Information Evening in central Gloucester on: Thursday, 19th January 2017 – 7.00 – 8.30 pm.  Please get in touch for more details, or to book your place: julia@glosrasac.org.uk.


Volunteer Sexual Violence Counsellors Needed


About the opportunity

We have volunteer opportunities for BACP accredited counsellors to work with survivors of rape, sexual abuse and sexual assault on a face to face and telephone support basis.  We provide specialist, accredited training, supervision, continued professional development, on-going structured support and we pay travel expenses.

We are looking for women who would like to make a difference to the lives of women and girls who need longer term counselling support.  We are expanding our service provision to meet increased demand for our support services and have opportunities for volunteer BACP counsellors with a strong interest in developing their skills and expertise working with rape and sexual violence.  Full training will be provided and must be attended.

If you would like to build on your qualifications, skills and experience while making a difference to vulnerable women and girls in Gloucestershire, and would like to be part of a small professional organisation, then please come along to our Information Evening on January 19th from 7.00-8.30pm in central Gloucester. Please email julia@glosrasac.org.uk to book your place to find out more.

When can you do this role?

Monday to Friday day time and Tuesday and Wednesday early evenings and Saturday mornings with the ability to travel within the county.


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.



For further information and an application form please email: julia@glosrasac.org.uk or call us on 01452 305421
** 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