Volunteering

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Do you…

  • Want a worthwhile volunteering opportunity?
  • Have a willingness to learn?
  • Have good communication skills?
  • Have the ability to listen to others?
  • Have reliability and commitment?
  • Believe that violence against women and children is about control and an abuse of power and needs to stop?

Our service relies on committed volunteers in order to provide a consistent service to survivors across Perth & Kinross. Our volunteers undertake numerous remits including face-to-face support, helpline support, facilitating group work, befriending, delivering workshops in schools and to youth groups, training in the community, publicity, admin, fundraising as well as governance on our Board of Directors. Whatever the role, all volunteers receive comprehensive training and ongoing support and supervision. Due to the nature of our work, volunteering with us is a big commitment but is extremely worthwhile and enables us to deliver a holistic, consistent service to survivors.

We were thrilled when one of our longest serving volunteers received the 2010 Volunteer of the Year Award for Perth & Kinross.

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Current volunteering opportunities include:

  • Support Volunteer
  • Youth Prevention Volunteer
  • Befriending
  • Board of Directors

If you would like to know more about our volunteering opportunities or request our application and information pack please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Gwendoline on 01738 626290 or email gwendoline@rasacpk.org.uk.

Frequently Asked Questions…

How do I become a volunteer with RASAC (P&K)?
Give us a call or email and we will send you out the application pack. If your application is suitable you will be invited to come for an interview. If the interview is successful you will be offered a place on our volunteer training programme. We always offer feedback to those applicants who are unsuccessful. Please note that we usually run a volunteer training programme twice a year. If you would like to know when our next training is due to take place please contact us.

I have no formal qualifications, will this matter?
Not at all. The most important thing to us is that you are committed, reliable, able to listen and empathise with others.

What is the time commitment that I need to offer you?
This depends on what role you wish to undertake.  If you are interested in becoming a support volunteer we need you to be able to offer us a commitment of about 4 hours per week during the day. In addition to this there is a bi-monthly volunteer meeting and monthly supervision sessions, both of which are compulsory and take place in the evenings. Other roles can be anything from 2 hours per week, we have even had volunteers who have volunteered over 16 hours per week! It is up to you to decide how many hours you are willing to kindly donate.

What training is offered to volunteers?
All our volunteers are requited to undertake RASAC Training regardless of which role they are in. However some roles may require more training than others. Our RASAC Training consists of 10 training sessions which usually take place during the day.  Topics covered include Confidentiality, Feminism and Gender based Violence, Rape, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Pornography and Prostitution, Self Harm, Suicide, Dealing with Disclosure, Ritual Abuse, Support Skills and Honour Based Violence. All volunteers must at least undertake the 4 mandatory training session.

What about my expenses?
Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Can anyone volunteer with RASAC (P&K)?
We welcome volunteer applications from anyone who identifies as a woman / young woman age 18 and over. We actively encourage women from all backgrounds to join our team. No previous training or experience is required but we are keen to recruit those who have a passion for ending violence against women and an understanding of women’s issues.