We rely on the many women who give their time, energy and commitment as volunteers to be able to provide telephone and face-to-face support to survivors of sexual violence, and their supporters. We also have, and welcome volunteers who contribute in other roles, including fundraising, admin, data entry work, complementary therapy and as Directors on our Board. In June 2010 we were delighted that our volunteer suport worker team won a Special Recognition Award for their outstanding volunteering at the Volunteer Centre Edinburgh's Inspiring Volunteering Awards. EWRASAC and its volunteers have also been awarded the Investing in Volunteers quality standard for 2012-2015.
For those who would like to apply or find out about volunteering as a support worker, we hold an introductory training 'taster day' before each of our trainings. After this ‘taster day’ we will ask you to attend a short informal interview. We will then let you know the outcome from your application. Successful applicants will be invited to participate in our volunteer support worker training programme which will take place in Edinburgh city centre. Please note our next volunteer training intake for support work will be in 2013 - you can complete an application form and send it to us now and we will get back in contact with you next year to let you know the dates.
Download our volunteer application pack:
Women only may apply under section 7(2)(d) & (e) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a volunteer at EWRASAC?
Do I need to have a qualification?
What time commitment do you expect from me?
What training do volunteer support workers undertake?
Is the training accredited?
Will I receive expenses?
What support is there for volunteers?
What other volunteer opportunities do you have?