Volunteer Support Workers

  • VO69216


Description

Rape Crisis Grampian is a fully inclusive service which provides free, confidential support to survivors of rape and sexual violence aged of 13 years and over.

To enable us to provide a consistent service, Survivors are supported by Volunteer Support Workers. We currently have a pool of eleven Volunteers who offer face to face, email or telephone support.

Support Volunteers undertake a comprehensive selection and training process and will be registered with the PVG – Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme.
We are looking for individuals who are:
*Empathetic, non-judgemental and good listeners
*Able to commit to volunteering for at least 12 months and a minimum of three hours per week
*Able to maintain confidentiality and anonymity
*Open to gaining an understanding about rape and sexual violence and its impacts on individuals.

Excellent training and support is provided to all volunteers. Including sixty hours of training. The training is comprehensive and ensures all Volunteers are equipped with the skills necessary to support Survivors. Debriefing is provided after each support session and volunteers are further supported via quarterly group Supervision as an additional means of support.

If you would like more information or to apply please contact our Volunteer Coordinator on: 01224 590932 or email: volunteercoordinator@rapecrisisgrampian.co.uk

Organisation aims and objectives

Rape Crisis Grampian is a voluntary organisation providing vital support for survivors of rape and sexual abuse and challenging the misconceptions which surround these issues-services/support is available to both women and men.

Restrictions

Experience required: Empathetic, non-judgemental and good listeners
Travel details: Our address is: 112 Crown Street Aberdeen AB11 6HJ City centre - on all bus routes.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteers are reimbursed for approved mileage or public transport which can be claimed weekly.
Training details: Excellent support is provided to all volunteers. The training is comprehensive and ensures all Volunteers are equipped with the skills necessary to support Survivors.
Support: Childcare,
Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 4 months ago

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.