JWA's volunteers have knowledge and understanding of domestic violence, together with a realistic insight into the practical and emotional impact of domestic violence within a Jewish home.
Jewish Women’s Aid is proud to be a community organisation run by Jewish women, for Jewish women. We depend on volunteers to provide some of our core services and to help us make our voice heard. You will be offered training to enable you to undertake your role to the very highest professional standard.
JWA is currently recruiting volunteers and has an updated process for application and recruitment. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Lee, the JWA volunteer co-ordinator, or call 020 8445 8060. Lee will give you some more detail on the current roles available and send you an application pack if you are interested. You'll then need to complete an application form and attend an interview. If you are accepted as a volunteer specialist training and induction will be provided.
Here is a flavour of the current volunteering roles at JWA (for more detail download the attached role description):
Offer support through our confidential free phone helpline open Monday through to Thursday, 9.30am to 9.30pm (except bank holidays and festivals). Provide a listening ear for women and signpost information to services both in and outside of Jewish Women's Aid.
FACE TO FACE AND TELEPHONE COUNSELLING
Use you counselling skills (all volunteers need to have at least a Diploma in counselling) to do person centred counselling face to face and by telephone with women affected by domestic abuse.
Deliver sessions to young people in Jewish schools (years 7 - 11) on health relationships and keeping themselves safe.
Provide vital administrative support to staff at head office, including computer based work.
Organise events to raise the profile of the organisation and its work in the community.
To provide professional and reliable child care for the children of clients who are in the refuge or being supported by the Community Support Team. Child care is needed for when the clients are having counselling sessions, attending court or any other important appointments.
All volunteers for JWA can expect the following benefits:
- Induction and on going training
- Regular supervision and support
- Flexible approach to the time volunteers are able to commit