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Volunteering

There are many different ways women can get involved with Rape Crisis work. This includes volunteering at Rape Crisis Centres around the country.

Volunteering is crucial to the Rape Crisis movement. Many Rape Crisis Centres are often looking for women to train and volunteer with them.

Volunteers might:

  • Provide support to women and girls who have experienced sexual violence.
  • Work on a telephone helpline, online, or face-to-face.
  • Become a Trustee or member of a committee.
  • Help with office admin.
  • Raise funds and/or awareness.

What roles are available depends on the needs of individual Rape Crisis Centres and not all are able to take on volunteers.

Each Centre has its own ways of recruiting, training and supporting volunteers. You will usually have to be a woman aged 18 or over. You might also be asked to commit to a minimum number of volunteering hours each week or month.

See below for some current volunteering vacancies at Rape Crisis Centres.

You can also contact your nearest Rape Crisis Centre directly to find out what volunteering opportunities are available.


Volunteering at our national organisation

Rape Crisis England & Wales is not currently able to offer any volunteering or internship opportunities at our national organisation. But we are always very grateful to supporters who want to raise awareness or vital funds. Find out more about how to support our work.

Please do not send us your CV. We do not have the capacity to reply to unsolicited employment enquiries and will not open the attachments.


Volunteering at a member Rape Crisis Centre

If you are looking for voluntary work with a Rape Crisis Centre in your local area, you can use the find a Centre link on our website to get in touch, (using the office number rather than the helpline) and find out what is available.