Advocacy Counselling Helpline

Volunteering at SARSVL

SARSVL volunteers are vital to the ongoing delivery and development of our services. They are in tune with our ethos, aims and objectives.


Helpline Volunteers – the SARSVL Helpline is run by women, supporting women and girls who have been affected by rape or sexual violence at any time in their lives. We regularly promote our recruitment of Helpline Volunteers here, so please look out for that here or follow us on facebook, instagram or twitter, you can also sign up to our newsletter below. If you have any questions please get in touch with info@sarsvl.org.uk.

Volunteer Counsellors –

Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL) is delighted to be recruiting volunteer counsellors again!

Applications are invited from any/all of the following:

  • Qualified counsellors/psychotherapists, who have a minimum of 100 hours supervised counselling sessions with a minimum of 4 different clients.
  • Qualified counsellors/psychotherapists who are working towards accreditation.
  • Individuals who have recently completed, or are close to completing, recognised group psychotherapy training.
  • In addition, we would particularly welcome applications from any of the above who could also offer counselling/psychotherapy in another language.

You can read more on our Service Delivery Volunteers page. To request an application form, or for more information, please contact our Senior Counsellor Katie Whitehouse by email katiewhitehouse@sarsvl.org.uk or by phone 0113 200 2936.

Service Support Volunteers – supporting the organisation through governance, business, marketing and fundraising activities we welcome applications at any time in the year. If  you feel you have practical and essential skills to offer SARSVL and can spare a few hours a month, you can email us at info@sarsvl.org.uk and explain further.

We’re particularly keen to receive applications from women who can help us to more fully reflect the community that we strive to serve, particularly women from Black and ethnically minoritised women, disabled women, LBT women and women aged over 50.

You can be kept informed of any volunteering opportunities as they come up by checking back on this website, following us on Twitter and Instagram and Facebook @SARSVL  or sign up to our newsletter link at the bottom of this page.

Other Support

Distributing Publicity

If you can help us distribute printed materials about SARSVL around Leeds please contact info@sarsvl.org.uk and we will send out a pack to you or sign up to our newsletter list below to find out more about what help you can give.

Become a Friend Of SARSVL

Support us to support women and girls in the Leeds area by donating time, energy and imagination via organising or participating in fundraising events. Perhaps you or a group of friends looking to raise money to support our work, or are you a company looking to buy some specialist training for your HR team or staff, or raise funds for us over the year. If so, please drop us a email at info@sarsvl.org.uk and one of our development team will be in touch.

Call our helpline free on
0808 802 3344

Your call should be answered immediately during our helpline opening times, unless we’re on another call. If we’re closed or on another call you can leave us a message and we’ll call you back.