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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 current volunteering vacancies

You can also contact your nearest Rape Crisis Centre directly.

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. You can also see below for some current volunteering vacancies

Women & Girls Network (WGN)

WGN is recruiting volunteers:

Honorary Counsellors

WGN are offering a unique development opportunity for Honorary Counsellors in this specialist field. As well as the opportunity to make a difference to survivor’s lives, Honorary Counsellors gain valuable experience within London’s violence against women and girls sector and join a team of committed and passionate women supporting survivors and working hard to end gender-based violence. 

Closing date: 9:00am on Thursday 4 August 2022.

More information

Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (GRASAC)

GRASAC is recruiting trustees:


GRASAC are currently seeking a deputy treasurer along with trustees to join their board to contribute to the effective governance of GRASAC and support the objectives, work and feminist ethos of the organisation

There is no closing date for applications

More information.