Volunteer Support Workers

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Our volunteers perform a variety of roles in order to help us provide for survivors and vulnerable people. We currently have a 'Volunteer- Support Worker' opportunity available. This opportunity would help women with life controlling issues and those who have been a victim of human trafficking and modern slavery.

Searchlight Scotland is passionate about pursuing freedom and restoring lives. One of the main aspects our volunteer support workers do is to help at shifts at our safe house to guide our clients with life skills like cooking and cleaning and to be assisting them. This can include:

  • Assisting with the running of the house (ensuring rotas are followed, cleaning, checking up on
    Clients e.g.: sleeping/meds/eating/social/mood)
  • Assisting case workers with admin.
  • Take women to appointments.
  • Help women learn life skills in a practical way.
  • Encourage independence and use of progression plans.
  • Encourage participation in activities.
  • Run informal activities.
  • Help clients get to Junction (our office base at Bon Accord Terrace).
  • Sleep shifts.
  • Be friendly with the women but keep boundaries.
  • Document all events and handover.
  • Stand by.

Within the team, support workers report to the operations coordinator and the manager. They may also work closely with the case workers.

This role requires 5-15 hours a week. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For more information please contact Heidi Ogboke, Project Manager at email heidi.ogboke@searchlightscotland.org or tel.: 01224 587496.

Organisation aims and objectives

Searchlight Scotland was founded in 2018 with a drive and hope to see societies most vulnerable receive trauma informed care and support in order for them to live the life that they deserve. Over the past few years we have seen many individuals come through our doors and start a journey to freedom from addiction, abuse, exploitation and many other life controlling issues. We are passionate about providing specialised care to those who have suffered trauma in their lives. We have a vision and a drive to identify and rescue those who are trapped in the travesty of human trafficking. We want to raise awareness and provide training to front line professionals to see as many individuals identified in Scotland as we can. We have a passion to see slavery ended in Scotland in our life time. We are committed to expanding and developing our services to see the long lasting recovery and restoration of many more individuals who have found themselves in very dark situations.










Flexible times available to volunteer - all help greatly appreciated.


Experience required: Experience is something you gain while volunteering with us and we give you all the necessary training you need for example:- drugs training and care standards.
Travel details: The opportunity will happen at our safe house (protected address) but easily accessible by bus or car. Our office address is The Junction, 5 Bon Accord Terrace, AB116DP where we conduct interviews and conduct PVG checks.
Minimum age: 18


Taster available: Yes
Training details: Full training and excellent support provided to all volunteers. Volunteers will be given all training regarding drugs, mental health, care standards, policies and procedures, human trafficking, rota etc before starting as well as an induction to the safe house and shift with another volunteer or staff member. Then there is ongoing training and volunteer meetings as well as a one to one supervision with a staff member. Supervisions are an essential part of making sure our volunteers are well looked after and do not feel burdened.
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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.