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Volunteering

 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with NDAS.  We have lots of different volunteering roles that are essential for us to help as many people as we do – everything from helping on our advice line, to being a befriender and supporting someone in their community, to actively fundraising and being an Ambassador for NDAS.

 

Our volunteers come from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, with their own set of unique skills, knowledge and experiences. Most volunteers commit roughly two hours of their time per week, at a time that suits them, and we provide ongoing training and regular support as well as pay for travel and expenses.  We see our volunteers as an essential part of our team and without them, we would really struggle. However, due to the time and costs involved with taking on volunteers, we do ask that you pledge to support us for a minimum of 6 months. 

We provide full training for all volunteer roles covering topics such as safeguarding and wellbeing. Our volunteer induction process runs quarterly (October, January, April and July) and includes one day of training onsite at our head office in Wollaston and one day of online training. This training is compulsory. 

NDAS is committed to quality, equality and diversity. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect this commitment which applies to both volunteers and paid staff.

 

 If you are interested in volunteering with us and would like more information, please email: info@ndas-org.co.uk

Please note, if you have been the victim of domestic abuse in the past and would like to apply for a voluntary position with us that involves working with clients, we will only be able to consider applications from individuals who have been out of the abusive relationship for at least 3 years. This is to protect your own mental wellbeing. 

Why volunteer with NDAS

  • Training, support and access to ongoing development

  • Volunteering is really good for your health, helps maintain wellbeing and makes you feel good

  • By working with NDAS, you can gain valuable experience, skills and knowledge

  • Volunteering with NDAS is a great opportunity for someone that would like to give back to their community and make a difference to the lives of families affected by domestic abuse.

  • We can also provide you with valuable experience for your CV and will provide you with references after 6 months volunteering with us.

If you would like to apply for a Volunteer position,  please click on the link for the relevant role or download and complete our volunteer application form and email to:  info@ndas-org.co.uk or via post FAO Nade Springett, Keep House, 124 High Street, Wollaston, NN29 7RJ

Volunteering was my way of giving back to this amazing charity who changed my life after decades of abuse

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Current Volunteering Vacancies

Advice Line Volunteers

Our advice line is a vital service to people experiencing domestic abuse and is available 24 hours. To help us provide the best possible service, we are looking for volunteers to help support our coverage.

Working closely with our trained team of experts, advice line volunteers will offer callers reliable information, friendly support, and useful signposting. You would need to be available for approximately 2 hours on a regular basis each week, between the hours of 9am and 10pm.

This role is hugely rewarding and will help our services immensely. If you'd like to apply, please apply via this link or send us an email: info@ndas-org.co.uk 

Befrienders

Are you friendly and enthusiastic, kind and compassionate? You could be just what our clients need! No matter what your background, culture, gender, age or experience, we're looking for reliable and enthusiastic volunteers to befriend our clients in our refuges. Clients are often new to the area and your role would be to support them accessing local services, finding their way around and being a friendly face.

 

The role can evolve to suit your skills and requires just 2 hours from you each week (between 9am-4pm, Monday - Friday). 

If you're interested, please apply here, or get in touch via: info@ndas-org.co.uk 

Children's Activity Workers

Are you engaging and enjoy working with children?

We are looking for friendly and understanding volunteers to befriend clients and children, who have experienced domestic abuse and are new to Northamptonshire.  Working in conjunction with the Children's Domestic Abuse Specialists your role will include planning and facilitating group activities for the children and offering one to one support when needed.  

 

The role requires just 2 hours from you each week (between 9am-4pm, Monday - Friday). 

If you're interested, please apply here, or get in touch via: info@ndas-org.co.uk 

Group Work Assistant Volunteers

Are you looking to work closely with our services? If you're empathetic with an enthusiastic outlook then you could be just what we need! We are reaching out for volunteers to help us our team deliver a variety of group work programmes. These programmes are designed to support both male and female victims of domestic abuse, as well as offering a programme dedicated to perpetrator awareness.

 

You would need to be available for one 2-3hr session for a 10 week period, on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday between 9am – 12pm or 6pm – 9pm. If you're interested, then apply here or email us at info@ndas-org.co.uk 

Sessional Volunteers

We’re looking to recruit a range of volunteers, from drivers to organisers, fundraisers to gardeners, all with the aim of improving our services and working closer with the local community. 

Being a Sessional Volunteer is hugely flexible and provides the opportunity to help us out as little or as often as you feel comfortable with. Whether you’re able to support us for the odd hour here and there, or able to provide regular weekly support, we’d love to hear from you.

If you are interested in volunteering for us and would like more information, we'd love to hear from you! Please email: info@ndas-org.co.uk 

Volunteer Fundraisers

We are looking to recruit a team of volunteer fundraisers who would like to support us in our fundraising activities as well as holding their own fundraisers. We offer full training, regular team meetings and support to ensure you are fully confident in your role.

If you are interested in the above role and would like more information, then we'd love to hear from you. Please email: info@ndas-org.co.uk 

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student
placements

Our student placements are organised directly with the University of Northampton.

Currently we do not have capacity to accept any more students on placements, however this may change in the future.

 

For more information please contact: info@ndas-org.co.uk

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