How to help us Volunteering Choosing to volunteer People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it gives them the opportunity to give something back to the community or make a difference to those around them. To others it is a chance to develop new skills or build on existing experience or knowledge. Regardless of what motivates our volunteers what unites them is their passion to support the work we do and in return we offer an experience that is both challenging and rewarding. In return we will; Provide you with a comprehensive training Individual one to one support Development opportunities within your volunteer role Volunteer expenses A flexible, friendly and supportive working environment You do not need any qualifications to volunteer with us as we value the life experience and the transferable skills that each person brings. So whether you are a student, unemployed, working, a career or parent we would love to work with you. Your volunteering experience At Women’s Aid – RCT we appreciate and value our volunteers and recognise the valuable contribution they make to our services. No two volunteering experiences are the same. We structure your individual experience around you, the time you can give and what you want to achieve or experience. We do however provide every volunteer with an outstanding training programme and one to one support from our dedicated volunteer coordinator Michelle. How to join the team We recruit volunteers all year round and provide induction training every four months. We ask all of our volunteers to fill in a brief application form so we can learn more about you. Once we have received your application Michelle our volunteer coordinator will invite you in for an informal meeting. The aim of the meeting will be for you to get an opportunity to meet some of the team and discuss what you would like learn and experience during your time with us. As the work we do involves working closely with women and children all of our team including volunteers undertake a criminal records check which we will arrange and pay for. We also offer student placement programmes to those undertaking a social worker degree.