We're recruiting volunteers at SARSVL

At Support after Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds we are currently recruiting Helpline, Advocacy and Counselling volunteers to join us and support the work that we do.

Support after Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds supports women and girls who have been affected by sexual violence of any kind at any time in their lives.

Helpline Volunteers
Helpline Volunteers answer calls and help administer the day to day running of the helpline. The main activity is answering calls, e-mails, text messages and conducting face to face support for women who have suffered any form of sexual abuse. Helpline volunteers undertake a 12 week training course and are asked to commit to 1 shift a week for at least 12 months. If you are interested in becoming a helpline volunteer please contact sarsvl.helpline.training@gmail.com    


Advocacy Volunteers
Advocacy is about helping people to access information and services, to be involved in decisions about their lives, and to explore their views and wishes. It assists people in exploring choices and options, defending their rights and speaking out about issues that matter to them, to regain or maintain power and control over their own lives. SARSVL’s Advocacy Service will work specifically with women affected by sexual violence, whenever in their lives it happened, working within a feminist analysis of violence and informed by a rights-based empowerment approach.

After experiencing any form of sexual violence a women may find it difficult to cope with everyday issues. A advocacy volunteer can offer practical help and support to existing SARSVL clients, helping women to overcome these difficulties. Working alongside our advocacy service, our volunteers are here to make sure women get the practical support they may need. This could be supporting a women to attend a meeting, or completing an important form or making a phone call. It could be supporting a women to access another service where she can get the advice she requires or ensuring she is aware of her rights and entitlements. Our service is led by the women we support.

If you are interested in becoming an advocacy volunteer please contact us at advocacy@sarsvl.org.uk


Counselling Volunteers
SARSVL is looking for a small cohort of Volunteer Counsellors to join its new counselling service. To see at least 3 clients weekly at our Leeds city centre premises for a minimum of 18 months. Supervision, line management and continuing professional development (CPD) hours provided.
Qualifications required: To have completed a 2-year diploma – any theoretical model welcome
Minimum 40 hrs personal therapy
Min. 200 hours supervised face-to- face client work
Counsellors with a second language relevant to Leeds are especially welcome
Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 12th August 2016
If you are interested in becoming a Counselling volunteer please contact us at erene@sarsvl.org.uk

For more information about SARSVL please visit our website at http://supportafterrapeleeds.org.uk/