WARNING

It looks like this is the first time you've come to this website. If you are a person at risk, you will find instructions to clear your browsing data from this computer after you're finished browsed by clicking on the tab at the top of the screen.


There is also a button on the right hand side of the screen that will take you through to Google.co.uk when clicked on, in the event you need to leave the site quickly. Always remember to be safe.



CONTINUE TO SITE

Volunteer your time

 

Volunteering for Solace can be immensely challenging and very rewarding and can provide an opportunity for you to learn new skills and develop existing ones whilst supporting vulnerable women and children in the capital who have experienced domestic or sexual violence.

About volunteering

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.  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.

 

We offer an internal training programme for volunteers specific to your role along with social and networking opportunities.

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.

 

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.

 

“Volunteering for Solace helped me develop a rich and varied set of skills and experience. I loved being part of an organisation where everyone is really committed to the work and I saw first hand that I could do something to help.” Dawn, 29

Current volunteer roles

For more information about current volunteer roles, please email volunteering@solacewomensaid.org to be added to the mailing list.  You will receive monthly updates on current volunteer opportunities.

 

Please note that our volunteer opportunities are open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1), and that these volunteer roles are exempt from the rehabilitation of offenders act 1974 and subject to enhanced DBS checks.

 

Our latest volunteer news bulletin: December Volunteer Bulletin 

 

Student placements

We are very sorry that we do not currently accept student placements, unless this is organised by your university with us directly.

 

Volunteer counsellors

We actively recruit qualified counsellors and counsellors in their final year of training to work with us providing emotional support to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse/violence.

 

More information

Please see:

COVER YOUR TRACKS