Interests

  • Domestic Violence

Activities

  • Admin
  • Advice and information
  • Legal work
  • Support and Befriending

Could you be a part of our diverse, inspiring, vibrant and motivated team making a positive contribution to rebuilding the lives of women and children? At Solace we provide excellent volunteer opportunities to be a part of a leading domestic and sexual violence charity in London, which offers a great range of benefits. Volunteers can get involved in our specialist services from working directly with survivors to playing key roles in our central support services. Volunteering is a fantastic way to gain skills and working experience, and there is lots of training on offer so you can learn and develop. So stand with us and volunteer to help create safe lives and strong futures in our community.

Please see the current opportunities below at Bexley, all available dependent on availability:

Bexley One Stop Shop:

Bexley One Stop Shop is held every Wednesday at Bexleyheath Central Library from 12.30pm until 3pm. The one stop shop enables individuals to speak to a range of different services under one roof. This can include domestic abuse specialists, legal representation, and other voluntary and statutory agencies Volunteers would be required to meet and greet individuals, assist them with paperwork, encourage them to engage professionals and to secure feedback.

The Arise Program:

The Arise Program is an 8-week course for survivors of domestic abuse. Each week in the form of a workshop different topics relating to domestic abuse are covered to raise awareness of domestic abuse and encourage survivors to look for red flags should they enter a new relationship. Volunteers would be required to make initial contact with survivors via the telephone and assisting with admin.

Duty

Duty can be a busy and demanding role as it is often the first point of contact for women in crisis Volunteers would be required to make initial contact with the survivors, keeping accurate records of contact and processing referrals which are sent to the duty inbox.

Admin

Supporting the team with admin. This would include being responsible for the filing system, collating data, creating spreadsheets for recording and Community Outreach.

What skills do I need?

• Approachable with good interpersonal skills. • Non-judgemental. • Ability to maintain confidentiality. • Reliable, flexible with good time management. • Self-motivated (able to carry out tasks unsupervised). • Flexibility regarding variety of tasks associated with the role. • An interest in or understanding of domestic/sexual violence and its impact on women and children. • Computer literate.

Interests

  • Domestic Violence

Activities

  • Admin
  • Advice and information
  • Legal work
  • Support and Befriending

Details

  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Up to £10 per day.
  • Ongoing support; Health and Safety Policy
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
    Opportunity to attend all trainings offered, including CPD accredited training.
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 16/05/2022

End Date: 31/01/2023

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