What help is needed?
- Staffing the Help Line for survivors and their supporters
- Raising awareness on issues of sexual violence
- Fund raising and organising social events
- Assisting in training new volunteers
- Developing new projects and resources
- Become a member of the management committee
What sort of person is WMRSASC looking for?
- Female over 18 (see Equal Opportunities Policy)
- Good listener
- Sincere and caring
- Has an understanding around the issues of sexual violence
- Responsible, reliable, and dependable
- Can maintain confidentiality and discretion
- Can work within the professional boundaries of WMRSASC
- Can work in a non-discriminatory way
What can WMRSASC offer you
- Good quality training accredited through the Open College Network. This is followed by a period shadowing an experienced worker until you are confident working on your own
- Sufficient training to work confidently
- Valuable work experience
- Individual support and supervision
- Further training opportunities – Volunteer Development and Training evenings
- To be part of a dedicated team
- Fun and social activities
- Insurance and out of pocket expenses
- The opportunity to help develop a much needed service
Will I receive training?
- Yes. A comprehensive training programme will enable you to build on your own skills and abilities so that you can offer support to survivors of sexual violence.
- This is followed by a period of shadowing an experienced worker until you are fully confident to take calls yourself.
- WMRSASC training is accredited through the Worcester College of Technology with the Open College Network
How long will the training take?
- The training program is delivered over 30 hours, usually 3 evenings and three full Saturdays. This is followed by an induction period.
How frequently does the training course take place?
- The training course takes place twice a year.
For more information about volunteering, write, phone or email:
PO BOX 240
Tel: 01905 611655
Equal Opportunities Policy
WMRSASC is striving towards Equal Opportunities in service provision and recruitment. The centre provides support to individuals who have suffered any form of sexual abuse and, because of the nature of the work carried our, WMRSASC reserves the right to only recruit women. This has legal verification under Schedule 9 Part 1 of the Equalities Act 2010.
WMRSASC will not discriminate in the areas of service provision or recruitment on the grounds of ethnicity, physical or learning ability, sexual preference or religious beliefs. Equal opportunity in employment means that selection and recruitment are based fairly on ability to meet the requirements of the job. Equal opportunity in service provision means that we strive to meet them in fair and consistent ways.