We’re happy to say we’re opening another day-time helpline shift on Thursdays and we’d love to hear from you if you can volunteer on Thursday afternoons between 1:30- 4:30.

Being a Helpline Volunteer at SARSVL gives you the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of women and girls affected by sexual violence and rape at any time in their lives. Read more about why we support women and girls only here. Helpline volunteering is also a good opportunity to meet new people, learn about the Rape Crisis movement and develop within a feminist organisation.

The SARSVL Helpline is made up of volunteers who provide free, anonymous and confidential, non-judgemental, listening and emotional support to all women and girls of any age affected by sexual violence of any kind, and at any time.

I’m interested, what do I do next?

Download the Helpline Volunteer Application Pack. It contains all the information you need to know including what the role entails, what training and support you will receive and dates of the training programme.

Download, complete and send us the Helpline Vol Application Form by midnight on 2nd May. To request a paper copy of the application form, please email info@sarsvl.org.uk.

Download, complete and return the Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form by midnight on 2nd May.

When will I hear back?

All applicants will be contacted about the outcome of their application by Thursday 6th May by email. Depending on the suitability for the role, successful applicants will be invited to a Selection Evening on Monday 10th May from 6pm.

Following the Selection Evening, applicants will be informed by email whether they been offered a place on the Helpline Volunteer Training which commences on 18th May. (Please see the application pack for all training dates.)

Helpline Volunteer Application Pack

Helpline Vol Application Form

Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form

Please note: The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 2nd May. Incomplete applications or applications received after this time will not be accepted.

SARSVL aims to reflect the community we serve and therefore we especially welcome applications from women from underrepresented communities. In particular, we have an under representation of women of colour and transgender women on our helpline cohort.