Volunteer for Us

The offer of someone’s time is no less valuable to organisations like Vale DAS than the financial contributions we are also fortunate enough to receive. Taking time out to help others is one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have in life.

Vale DAS exists with the sole purpose of supporting women subjected to domestic abuse, sexual violence or any other violence against women.

We believe that life can be different for survivors and we are keen to hear from anyone with the time, expertise or passion to contribute towards the work we do and help improve the lives of the people we support on a voluntary basis, in any way they feel they can.

Volunteering is Rewarding

Whether you would like to gain experience for your career progression or if you would like to give something back to the community we have lots of opportunities for you.

What will you gain from being a Volunteer?

Excellent training such as:

Domestic Abuse Awareness
Helpline and Communications
Forced Marriage & Cultural Awareness
Safeguarding Adults and Children
Experience working with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds
Learn new skills
Meet new people
Gain experience for your CV

We encourage people aged 18+ from all of our diverse community to volunteer. We offer a friendly, challenging and supportive environment for you to grow and develop your skills.

Due to the sensitive nature of our work we only consider female applicants in accordance with the provisions of the Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part I

Roles

Helpline

Provide a listening ear to clients by volunteering on our office hours helpline. The role of a helpline volunteer is important as you may be the first person the caller tells about the domestic abuse and sexual violence they are experiencing.

Counselling Volunteer

Vale Domestic Abuse Service has a specialist counselling service which is provided by counselling volunteers. We take students on their placements as well as trained and experienced counsellors. All our counsellors need to have BACP registration. Our counselling service is a highly sought-after service.

Help facilitate a group

Vale Domestic Abuse Services run several groups and well-being workshops. Volunteers will provide practical and emotional support to participants during the courses and help with organising the sessions. 

Events

Help us to raise awareness by assisting us to organise events for survivors and to fundraise.

Refuge support volunteer

Volunteers in refuge have a wide range of responsibilities including providing practical and emotional support, organising activities for residents, linking them with other opportunities.

Community Champions

Community champions use their local knowledge to build on their community strengths. They understand the culture and sentiment of the community and how it works. Your local understanding could be crucial in transforming and improving the local response to domestic abuse, helping towards a lasting and positive change

TRUSTEE

Taking on the role of a Trustee can be a very rewarding experience.  In your capacity as a Trustee, you have the opportunity to contribute to a cause you care about, as well as influence its work and strategic direction. Please take a look at the Trustee Candidate Pack below for more information.

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Make a Donation

We offer specialist, lifesaving support to survivors that are preparing to leave, ready to leave, are in crisis, or are rebuilding their lives due to experiences of domestic abuse – but we can’t do it without your help.

Vale Domestic Abuse Services relies on donations from others in order to continue this vital work in communities across the Vale of Glamorgan.

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