Support us Volunteer With Us Domestic Abuse Volunteering Service Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of women and children affected by domestic abuse/trauma? Due to the development of current volunteers we have opportunities throughout our services. Volunteers offer much needed emotional support and practical help to survivors of domestic abuse and trauma, enabling them to a live a life free from fear and abuse. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Time Commitment Roughly 2-3 hours every week or fortnight. This could be more depending on your availability. How you can help To offer additional support to women and families supported by Llamau. Help build their self-esteem, self-confidence and emotional well-being. This will assist them in developing healthy relationships and pursuits which in the longer term will support their transition towards independence. Possible Tasks Encourage Women and families to participate within activities in their community. Encourage Women to access employment, training and volunteering. Accompany Women and families people to activities including; cinema, gym, walks, Accompany young people to appointments i.e.- medical, benefits. Share your skills and interests with the women ie-sport, craft, music. Support women to share their plans and goals. Qualities and Skills Required An understanding of issues facing women and families who have experienced domestic abuse Ability to relate to and engage women and families who have experienced domestic abuse A non-judgemental, empathetic and caring attitude. A good communicator, understanding the importance of listening effectively. A commitment to the ethos of the organisation, policies and procedures. The ability to establish and maintain professional boundaries You will receive a comprehensive induction, ongoing training, support and supervision. Travel and expenses for activities will be reimbursed. What we can offer you School friendly hours Opportunities in evenings and on weekends Broad training packages including Health and Safety, GDPR, First Aid, Safeguarding, substance misuse and many more Specialist sector training including Domestic abuse awareness, Domestic abuse and the impact on children. Regular support and supervision from our volunteer coordinator including career development planning. Opportunities to volunteer in all areas of the service including; Domestic abuse group work, Refuge, women’s projects, community settings, court support and administration/office. Access to our Llamau colleague well being service. References Two references.Volunteers will also need to have an enhanced DBS Check. Contact You can email our Domestic Abuse Volunteer Co-ordinator Karen Hayes at [email protected] who will be happy to chat to you about our opportunities and advise you of the next step. Please view our full Llamau Domestic Abuse Volunteering Service leaflet here.