Volunteering is crucial to the Rape Crisis movement and many of our local member organisations are often looking for empathetic women to train and work as volunteers with them.
How many and what types of volunteering opportunities are available depends on the individual Rape Crisis organisation and will vary but examples include: direct support work with sexual violence survivors, via a helpline and/or on a face-to-face basis; Steering Group, management committee, Board or Trustee roles; promotion, publicity and awareness-raising; admin; fundraising.
Each Rape Crisis organisation will have its own procedures for recruiting, interviewing, selecting, training and supporting volunteers. You will usually be required to be a woman aged 18 years or over and you might be asked to commit to a minimum number of volunteering hours per week or month. Please find for more information that may answer your initial enquiries about volunteering here.
You can find a selection of volunteering vacancies at member Rape Crisis organisations on our Vacancies page (scroll down). You can also contact your nearest Rape Crisis organisation directly.
Because Rape Crisis England & Wales is a decentralised umbrella body, with no central office, we are not currently able to offer any volunteering, internship or similar opportunities at our national organisation. We are nonetheless always very grateful to supporters who want to raise awareness of Rape Crisis and/or raise all-important funds for us. If this interests you, please find more information on our Support Us pages.
Please do not send your CV to us as we do not have the capacity to respond to unsolicited employment enquiries and will not open attachments.