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Volunteer your time

Volunteer your time

You will find a variety of volunteer opportunities at Solace Women’s Aid, across London and across our specialist services, from working directly with survivors to playing a key role in our central support services.

Current volunteer opportunities

IDVA Admin Volunteer

Location: London Borough of Islington
Availability: Minimum 2 days per week

A role to support our IDVA in our Islington SASS team. The role will involve keeping and maintaining accurate & confidential records of all work undertaken with clients using the Solace Database and Case Management system. Make referrals to specialist agencies as appropriate. To arrange meetings with other agencies as required by the IDVA. To Produce monthly and quarterly statistics on cases.

Play Worker Volunteer

Location: London Borough of Enfield
Availability: Times & dates tbc

An exciting new role as a volunteer play worker. The ideal candidate will be working in partnership with the sessional play workers in the planning, delivery and evaluation of play session across the two refuges. Experience working with children who have experienced difficult life experiences and loss is essential. A formal qualification in working with children, young people and families is required.

WRAP Group Facilitator

Location: London Borough of Islington
Availability: Flexible

Exciting opportunity to deliver groups to women who have experienced domestic/sexual abuse.  The content of the groups is flexible and is dependent on what skills the volunteer can bring. This can include singing workshops, yoga, meditation, message therapy, reiki, beauty treatments, knitting, sewing, art and relaxation.

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Why volunteer

Meaningful Experience:

As a volunteer, you will be making a positive difference to our organisation in both the lives of the women and their children as well as the work of all our staff. Volunteers bring with them a wealth of experience along with fresh perspectives and ideas that truly benefit our work. You will be given the opportunity to directly contribute to the decision-making of the organisation through continual feedback and input.

Volunteering in a specific role will provide you with experience in a leading Domestic & Sexual Violence charity.

Induction & Training Programmes:

At Solace we are passionate about equipping volunteers with the skills and knowledge they need to work in the sector. For all current volunteers, in addition to an induction, we offer 5 core training sessions:

  • Basic Domestic Abuse awareness
  • Basic Sexual Violence awareness
  • Professional Boundaries, Confidentiality and Equality & Diversity
  • Safeguarding Children, Young People and Adults at Risk
  • Mental Health awareness

After volunteering with Solace for six months, all volunteers have the opportunity to complete a national qualification course which is a Level 2/3 Award in Preventing and Tackling Domestic and Sexual Abuse/Violence. Solace values the contribution of volunteers and over the last year 5 volunteers have gained employment with Solace Women’s Aid.

Support & Supervision:

We offer regular support and supervision sessions to all our volunteers. We reimburse volunteer out of pocket travel expenses up to £10 a day and lunch expenses if you are volunteering for more than 6 hours up to a maximum of £3.50 a day. Please note we are a London-based charity, so all our volunteer roles are in London. We are only able to reimburse volunteer expenses for travel within London.

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