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SARSVL Helpline Winter Opening Times

The SARSVL helpline will be open over the winter period as usual, with just 2 closures over the bank holidays of Monday 27th December and Monday 3rd January. We know that this period in particular can bring up lots of feelings that can be challenging. However you feel over the festive period is valid. We’re

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Marathon for Mary

For the last several years, brilliant people have run sponsored races in aid of SARSVL, raising much-needed cash to support the women and girls of Leeds. 2020 was a year that put pause to this, with the pandemic bringing huge change, sadness, uncertainty, and radical shifts in the way we live, work, and deliver our

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We’re looking for helpline volunteers!

SARSVL is recruiting now for a new cohort of helpline volunteers. We’d love to hear from you if you think you can join our friendly team and support local women through the SARSVL telephone, text and email emotional support helpline. Being a Helpline Volunteer at SARSVL gives you the opportunity to make a difference in

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We’re Recruiting: Office Co-ordinator

We are now recruiting for an Office Co-Ordinator to be the lead for administration for all functions of the organisation, including managing referrals into our frontline services. The successful candidate will work closely across all levels of the organisation, providing support to the CEO, Trustees, Staff and Volunteers. To apply, please visit our Recruitment page

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Run for SARSVL!

Been feeling cooped up in lockdown? Want a challenge to really stretch your legs? Raise funds for Leeds dedicated rape crisis centre, providing support to survivors of sexual violence at any time in their lives SARSVL is looking for dedicated supporters to run the RunForAll Leeds 10K and Leeds Half Marathon on 5 September 2021!

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We’re seeking Volunteer Counsellors

We are looking for volunteer Counsellors or Psychotherapists to join a committed, skilled and friendly team of professionals who deliver counselling to women over the age of 18 in Leeds, who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. This role is suitable for Counsellors and Psychotherapists who would like to develop and

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We’re looking for a new Counsellor!

SARSVL is now recruiting for a qualified Counsellor to deliver counselling sessions across 3 days (21 hours) a week. Candidates must have a minimum of 2 years post-qualifying counselling practice and a qualification in counselling or psychotherapy at diploma level or above. The successful candidate will work with our Senior Counsellor to deliver a counselling

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Our Advocacy service is recruiting!

We are seeking applicants to a new adult ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advocate) role, to provide support to women and girls over the age of 16 who require support in accessing information and services as they report an incident of sexual violence to the police, and throughout their engagement with the criminal justice system. The

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We’re On the Move

We’ve put together an online survey for ex or current Service Users to help with developing ideas for the best SARSVL premises we can get. If you have visited us to receive support over the past 10 years then we would love to hear from you. The survey is anonymous and all contributions will be

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Thank you: Our open letter to Cllr Eileen Taylor and the people of Leeds

Dear Lord Mayor, Councillor Eileen Taylor and the people of Leeds We would like to express our thanks and let you know how grateful we are for your support during our time as the chosen charity of the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Eileen Taylor. Together we have raised an incredible £67,580 and this money

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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.