Advocacy Counselling Helpline


We run recruitment programmes for our service delivery roles

We provide initial and ongoing training to all women selected for our service delivery volunteer roles (Advocacy, Counselling and Helpline) in SARSVL.


Volunteer Counsellors

We have vacancies for experienced and qualified practitioners who could offer individual counselling to women aged 18 and over who have experienced sexual violence. To find out how to apply, please click here

Helpline Volunteers

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 violence at any point in their lives. 

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.


For more details on what’s involved in becoming and being a SARSVL Service Delivery Volunteer please click here.

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 Black and Minority Ethnic women, disabled women and women aged over 50. 

We promote these volunteering opportunities via our mailing list sign up here, our Twitter account @sarsvl and Facebook sarsvl.

Other volunteering opportunities at SARSVL …

If you would like to get involved in the development of SARSVL we have a Steering Group and Sub Committee structure which we welcome new members to at any time. 

More information about other volunteering opportunities with SARSVL here.

We are actively seeking women who can volunteer their skills and time to help run Support After Rape & Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL). This may include other support services, administration, finance, governance, help with events and activities, fundraising, publicity – or something we haven’t identified yet – generally anything to keep SARSVL up and running.

You can be kept informed of any other volunteering opportunities as they come up by checking back on this website, following us on twitter (@sarsvl) or liking us on Facebook (just search for Support After Rape & Sexual Violence Leeds), or  sign up to our mailing list here.

Call us free on 
0808 802 3344

Your call should be answered immediately during our 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.