We all need to stay at home to protect ourselves and others. However, those who are well and not at risk can provide essential support for their family, friends and neighbours who cannot leave the house.
Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.
Shetland Women's Aid are looking for women to join us in promoting the safety and wellbeing of women and children in Shetland who are affected by domestic abuse and gender-based violence. SWA is a registered charity funded by local and national grant aid to provide safety planning, counselling, refuge, advice and guidance about housing, finance and legal issues to women. There is also a children and young person's service focused on offering therapy and support to children and young people. The aim for Shetland Women's Aid is 'An equitable society in which women, children and young people are valued participants, able to determine their own future and are free from all forms of abuse.'
As a trustee you will be instrumental in helping us realise our vision and mission. Part of your role will be to ensure that our day to day operation fulfils our strategic vision.
If you decide to join Shetland Women's Aid, you can make a real difference to the women and children who experience domestic and sexual abuse.
Shetland Women's Aid aims and objects have been developed from listening to the women and children who access our services and from what it is felt ot be most important to them. Shetland Women's Aid is committed to providing support, information and helpt to any women, child and young person who asks for such help. Shetland women's Aid is committed to providing safe temporary accomdation for women and their children to escape abuse and to offer ongoing support to women and children who move on from refuge.
Experience required: We look to have a broad range of skills and experience on our board to reflect the local community of Shetland.
Travel details: Meetings are usually held at Market House. The Old Library or in another meeting room in Lerwick.