We’ve got our next comprehensive Helpline Volunteer Training Programme coming up in Autumn 2014.

Due to recently increasing our helpline opening hours  we are recruiting for our next round of helpline volunteer training.

Helpline volunteers answer calls, texts and emails from women and girls who have been affected by sexual violence, and also support women and girls face to face in our city centre premises. There’s an intensive 10 week training course to prepare you for the role, and you’ll be working in a highly supportive environment with plenty of access to further training and skills development.

If you are interested in applying to become one of our amazing helpline volunteers please check these key dates before you take one more step:

All sessions will be held in an accessible, city centre venue.

Selection Evening – Weds 3rd September (time to be confirmed)

Training Sessions

Wed 17th September -17:45 – 20:45

Sat 20th September – 09:30 – 16:30

Wed 24th September – 17:45 – 20:45

Wed 1st October – 17:45 – 20:45

Wed 8th October – 17:45 – 20:45

Wed 15th October – 17:45 – 20:45

Wed 22nd October – 17:45 – 20:45

Wed 29th October – 17:45 – 20:45

Wed 4th November – 17:45 – 20:45

Sat 8th November – 09:30 – 16:30

Tues 11th November – 17:45 – 20:45

Sat 15th November – 09:00 – 17:00

Wed 19th November – 17:45 – 20:45

Can you make every single date? If so, you can now download an application form packed with information here. The completed application must be returned to us by 5pm on 8th August 2014.


Click here to find out more about what being a SARSVL Helpline Volunteer actually involves.

If you can’t make those dates, don’t despair, you might want to become a non-service delivery helpline volunteer at SARSVL – find out more about that here – or just add yourself to our mailing list so that you’ll be informed of the next round of training, or follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter – @sarsvl.

We’re particularly keen to receive applications from Black and Minority Ethnic women, disabled women and older women, and women who are multi-lingual in English and another community language (e.g. Polish, Punjabi, Urdu)  – because we actively aim to reach and represent all of the women of Leeds.

Please remember, if you can’t make the dates this time don’t proceed with an application.