Welcome to JWA volunteering, thank you so much for your interest.

Jewish Women's Aid volunteers are the lifeblood of our charity. It is only because of our volunteers that we can continue the vital work we do supporting Jewish women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse.

"Jewish Women’s Aid is proud to be a community organisation run by Jewish women, for Jewish women. We depend on our wonderful volunteers to provide some of our core services and to help us make our voice heard. We simply would not be able to continue our vital work without our dedicated, committed volunteer team. Thank you!" CEO Naomi Dickson



  • Help to raise awareness in the Jewish community of violence against women;
  • Contribute to JWA supporting the Jewish women and children who need us;
  • Gain experience of working together with Jewish women, for Jewish women;
  • Meet like-minded people committed to ending violence in the community;
  • Get full induction, and ongoing training and supervision in your role;
  • You can expect support, training, expenses and flexibility in JWA volunteering.


"Volunteering for JWA in the office is something I look forward to doing every week... coming in, working with some truly lovely people, feeling like I'm giving something back to the Jewish community and doing some good for those in need. Although it's only once a week I hope that whatever I am doing is in some way helping the wonderful charity that JWA is. I feel like part of the JWA family and I will continue to support it for a long time to come!" Suzanne, administrative volunteer

"When I receive a call on the helpline, I feel I am really there to help someone... Even if they just want me to listen and not speak, I feel that the time I spend with them is so worthwhile. So many times, I have felt an extraordinary rapport with the caller and I feel that perhaps for that short time, during the call, they have been temporarily lifted out of their misery and despair, and someone has actually listened to them and made them feel good about themselves. After so many calls, the caller has said 'thank you - I feel so much better talking to you!' This is so satisfying and makes you feel that you have really made a difference!" Helpline volunteer

Find out more about the roles that our volunteers take.



If you are interested in applying to be a JWA volunteer, you can email our Volunteer Coordinator

You can also download our application forms and return to us at PO Box 65550, London N3 9EG

- General application form

- Counsellor application form



We are currently recruiting for volunteer counsellors, volunteer helpliners, complementary therapists and fundraising volunteers. Find more information here.