Volunteering

Kirklees RASACC can offer the the chance to develop specialist skills and knowledge which can be used in direct work with survivors or support services within the organisation.

No formal qualifications or specific experience are necessary, but an awareness of issues related to sexual and domestic violence is essential.

People can volunteer at our centre in a variety of ways

  • Staffing the helpline (free in-house training is mandatory).
  • Volunteer counselling (volunteer counsellor need to be qualified to at least diploma level and have experience or adequate awareness of working with sexual abuse/domestic violence. In-house training is mandatory).
  • Management Committee – Joining our group of trustees to assist with the management of our charitable organisation.
  • Assisting in running the stalls at local events to raise awareness of sexual violence & domestic abuse and our organisation.
  • Interim support work/ Advocacy – (free in- house training is mandatory)
  • Administrative support

The qualities we require in our volunteers

  • Being 18 years old or over
  • Good listening and communication skills
  • Non-judgemental attitude
  • Empathy
  • Honesty
  • Ability to focus
  • Understanding of and commitment to confidentiality
  • Team playing
  • Working within KRASACC values
  • Working within an equal opportunities framework
  • Willingness to undergo free in-house training
  • An understanding around the issues of sexual and domestic violence
  • An understanding of feminist principles

What we can offer
you

  • Regular support from paid colleagues
  • Constructive and supportive feedback
  • Opportunities to develop skills, experience and confidence, both professional and personal
  • A volunteer peer support group
  • Out of pocket expenses i.e. travel
  • Access to free in-house training
  • To be part of a committed and friendly team
  • For volunteer counsellors – paid supervision for KRASACC caseloads.
  • Valuable work experience
Volunteering Enquiry
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KCRASACC @krasacc Attending@inquiryCSA#TruthProject event 1 week ago
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KCRASACC @krasacc RT @WestYorksOPCC: News: New campaign to highlighting a lesser-known type of domestic abuse, coercive and controlling behaviour https://t.c 1 week ago
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KCRASACC @krasacc RT @WestYorksOPCC: Did you know that if your partner is controlling where you go or who you see, this is domestic abuse? https://t.co/TMJ6b 1 week ago
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KCRASACC @krasacc RT @Schools_educate: Panorama tonight is so disturbing but a must watch. Education in school from early years is essential. We are letting… 1 week ago
KCRASACC @krasacc RT @Jessicae13Eaton: The worst form of victim blaming I have ever seen in the field of abuse is labelling trauma victims with Borderline Pe… 1 week ago
KCRASACC @krasacc RT @WestYorksOPCC: “Safeguarding is about preventing harm and protecting those who may not be able to best protect themselves.” #WYSafeguar 1 week ago
KCRASACC @krasacc RT @RapeCrisisEandW: Rape Crisis responds to @cpsuk 10th annual #VAWG report, released today: https://t.co/tnPZoLwMLh https://t.co/X8r5zSfQ 1 week ago
KCRASACC @krasacc RT @EVB_Now: 'Sex addiction' does not cause sexualised violence. It's a pathetic excuse designed to elude perpetrator responsibility. https… 1 week ago
KCRASACC @krasacc RT @VictimSupport: If you're worried you might be in an unsafe relationship, take a look at our guide to recognising signs of abuse. https:… 1 week ago
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KCRASACC @krasacc RT @krasacc: Check out our website for self help guides on issues around Sexual Violence and domestic abuse https://t.co/WM5jeZmY2l 2 weeks ago
KCRASACC @krasacc RT @BarnardosNews: Victims of sexual abuse must be offered independent 1-2-1 practitioners to support them through court cases #Corrie http… 2 weeks ago
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KCRASACC @krasacc RT @SurvivorsWY: BBC News - Jon Snow: C4 News presenter says it took him years to talk about his experience. https://t.co/qM2iXIRWB2 2 weeks ago
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KCRASACC @krasacc RT @InquiryCSA: Please seek support if you have been affected by anything you have heard during proceedings. #InquiryCSA #ResearchCSA #Trut 3 weeks ago
KCRASACC @krasacc RT @LGBTfdn: Outlining the importance of addressing the stigma surrounding self-harm and suicide #sbuk2017 @SBUK11 https://t.co/9FPUrFK7TZ 3 weeks ago
KCRASACC @krasacc RT @NSPCC_Press: Failing to plan for the needs of children who've been abused, is planning to fail those children. https://t.co/cSCfmjk9nv 3 weeks ago
KCRASACC @krasacc RT @VictimSupport: A survey by @The_TUC last year found two thirds of young women had suffered sexual harassment at work. https://t.co/FbWZ 3 weeks ago
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KCRASACC @krasacc RT @Synergy_RCC: It is #PurpleFriday raising awareness of #CSE and #CSA. We support anyone who has experienced sexual violence at any time… 5 weeks ago
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KCRASACC @krasacc @BlueSkyCentreCW So brave to speak out on male rape 5 weeks ago
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KCRASACC @krasacc RT @BrunswickHIV: Offering free, rapid and confidential HIV tests today at the Empire Cinema, Huddersfield plus HIV and sexual health info… 5 weeks ago
KCRASACC @krasacc RT @UKSAYSNOMORE: Good to see universities acknowledging the support required for students affected by #sexualassault https://t.co/scqnEZ99 5 weeks ago
KCRASACC @krasacc RT @InquiryCSA: Today we're announcing our #TruthProject sessions are coming to #Leeds. https://t.co/91tsxYcAzD 5 weeks ago
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KCRASACC @krasacc RT @SafelineOrg: Calling male survivors willing to share their views on support services. one week left to leave your feedback - https://t.… 5 weeks ago
KCRASACC @krasacc RT @stonewalluk: The #LGBTSurvey is an opportunity to have your say on what life is like for LGBT people in the UK today https://t.co/Xa5U6 5 weeks ago
KCRASACC @krasacc RT @SurvivorsUK: #WorldSuicidePreventionDay Sexually abused men are at a high risk of attempting suicide, but there is hope https://t.co/SB 5 weeks ago
KCRASACC @krasacc RT @VictimSupport: Here are the top five online threats to look out for and what you can do to stay safe. #CyberCrime https://t.co/A0DbK0ni 5 weeks ago
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