Volunteer

"Before joining OSARCC, I really wanted to help survivors of sexual violence, but never thought I would be strong enough or have the necessary skills.  Now I feel that I have both the strength and the skills.  I have learned so much and have met some lovely and inspiring people.  I feel privileged and excited to be a part of something this great!"

"Training with OSARCC has empowered me, grown my confidence and made me feel like I can make a difference for other women who have experienced sexual violence.  I have felt supported and held by my fellow volunteers, as well as the OSARCC staff.  I feel good about being part of an organisation committed to being as inclusive and intersectional as possible."

"Being a volunteer at OSARCC for almost three years was one of the best experiences of my life and most definitely the best volunteering experience I've ever had.  It took some time for me to decide whether I wanted to go ahead with it - the training programme was long and intense and there was a minimum time commitment required - but I'm so glad I did.  I have learned so much - about sexual and domestic violence, feminism, mental health, and also myself - and I always felt cared for, supported and listened to.  I left because I moved away, and I really miss OSARCC!"

 

Are you an empathetic, empowered woman who wants to support survivors of sexual violence, develop your skills, and join a diverse group of like-minded women?  We have a number of volunteering opportunities within the organisation - please see below for more details.

 

Listening services volunteers (evenings; East Oxford) 

We are looking for empathetic women with good active listening skills to provide emotional and practical support to survivors of sexual violence via our phone, email and text listening services.  No previous experience is required as full training will be provided, but volunteers must have good emotional awareness and communication skills, and be able to commit 3-5 evenings per month for a minimum of 18 months.

Please email volunteering@osarcc.org.uk if you would like to register your interest for when we next open recruitment. 

 

SEE Project volunteers (daytime; East Oxford, with travel around Oxfordshire) 

We are looking for engaging and approachable women to deliver consent workshops in secondary schools across Oxfordshire, as part of our SEE Project supporting young women and girls.  No previous experience is required as full training will be provided, but volunteers must have good communication skills, an interest in working with young people, and be able to commit to at least one workshop per month for a minimum of one year.

Please email volunteering@osarcc.org.uk if you would like to register your interest for when we next open recruitment.

 

Counselling volunteers / Counselling placements (daytime; East Oxford) - closed to applications

We are looking for qualified counsellors or those currently completing a diploma-level or equivalent qualification to provide support through our face-to-face counselling service.  Full training in supporting survivors of sexual violence is provided, but volunteers must have at least 30 hours' worth of supervised client work experience and be able to commit between 12-18 hours of time per month for at least 18 months.  If you satisfy these criteria, there is also the possibility of helping to facilitate one of our support groups.

Please email volunteering@osarcc.org.uk if you would like to register your interest for when we next open recruitment. 

 

Fundraising volunteers (anytime; mostly Oxford)

We are looking for engaging and organised women to support our fundraising and awareness-raising activities, which are essential to maintain the delivery of our services and ensure as many women and girls as possible know how to access them.  No previous experience is required as full training will be provided, but volunteers must be confident communicators as well as proactive at planning and running their own events in conjunction with the staff team.  Hours are flexible but we ask that volunteers commit to at least three hours on average per week for a minimum of one year.

Please email volunteering@osarcc.org.uk if you would like to register your interest for when we next open recruitment. 

 

Trustees

Trustees oversee OSARCC's work and help ensure we meet our statutory obligations, as well as continue with our strategic growth.

Please email volunteering@osarcc.org.uk if you would like to register your interest for when we next open recruitment.