Advocacy Counselling Helpline

Support Services Volunteers

Services Volunteers deliver all our support services

SARSVL Support Services Volunteers deliver all our support services (telephone, email, text and face to face and advocacy) and help administer the day to day running of the services at our Centre in Leeds.

Helpline Volunteers…

WE’RE CURRENTLY RECRUITING TO OUR NEXT ROUND OF HELPLINE VOLUNTEER TRAINING!Find out everything here. Please make sure you can make ALL the dates for selection and training before submitting your completed application form (if you can’t make even one you will not be selected this time).

The closing date for receipt of completed applications to this round of Helpline Training is Friday 14th August 2015 at 5pm.

Helpline Volunteers answer calls and help administer the day to day running of the helpline. The main activity is answering calls, e-mails, text messages and conducting face to face support for women who have suffered any form of sexual abuse. For more details on what’s involved in becoming and being a SARSVL Helpline Volunteer please download guidance here. (PDF File)

Advocacy Volunteers…

Advocacy is about helping people to access information and services, to be involved in decisions about their lives, and to explore their views and wishes. It assists people in exploring choices and options, defending their rights and speaking out about issues that matter to them, to regain or maintain power and control over their own lives. SARSVL’s Advocacy Service will work specifically with women affected by sexual violence, whenever in their lives it happened, working within a feminist analysis of violence and informed by a rights-based empowerment approach. Download information about being a SARSVL Advocacy Volunteer here. (PDF File)

We’re particularly keen to receive applications from Black and Minority Ethnic women, disabled women and older women because we actively aim to reach and represent all of the women of Leeds.

If you can’t make selection/training dates for our next training programmes – you can also keep a look out on this website for future dates of selection and training, follow us on twitter (@sarsvl) or like us on Facebook (just search for Support After Rape & Sexual Violence Leeds), or sign up to our mailing list here.

This page was last updated on June 14th, 2016

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