Helpline volunteer

Our Helpline Volunteers provide a listening and support service to survivors of rape and sexual abuse who call our helpline.

What are we looking for?

Are you:

  • A good listener?
  • Non-judgemental?
  • Caring?
  • A clear speaker?
  • Reliable?
  • Committed?

If so, you could join our team, as a Helpline Volunteer. No previous experience or qualifications are necessary.

What does the role involve?

This role is based at our head office in Guildford town centre.
All volunteers must be able to:

  • Volunteer for one shift every two weeks, with each shift lasting 2.5 hours (7.15pm to 9.45pm)
  • Attend a bi-monthly group clinical supervision evening from 7pm to 9pm
  • The alternative months are 1:1 phone conversation with the supervisor
  • Commit to volunteering for at least 18 months, given the significant amount of training involved.

Please note this volunteer opportunity is not suitable for University students who are only available in term time.

What can we offer?

We give all our Helpline Volunteers extensive training to prepare them for the role. Once your training is completed, you will be supported by regular supervision, including a monthly group session, and ongoing training.

The dates for the next training are the following: (please note that volunteers must be able to attend all of the sessions)

Sunday 22nd September 9:45 – 16:00

Tuesday 1st October 18:45 – 21:00

Tuesday 8th October 18:45 – 21:00

Sunday 20th October 9:45 – 16:00

Apply for this role

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, and you can commit to the requirements of the role, we would love to hear from you. We are holding induction sessions for interested applicants Tuesday 16th July at 10 -11 and Wednesday 17th July from 6 – 7pm at our head office in Guildford where you be given information about RASASC and the helpline.

Please email for an application pack and to book your space on to an induction session.